A former chairman of the state Republican Party will lead Newt Gingrich's leadership team in North Carolina as he seeks the GOP presidential nomination.
Gingrich said Wednesday that Tom Fetzer will serve as chairman of the team. Fetzer also is a former mayor of Raleigh.
Raleigh attorney and former city council member Kiernan Shanahan will be the finance chairman. Shanahan also is former federal prosecutor.
Political consultant Karen Rotterman will head Gingrich's political and fundraising operation in North Carolina. Rotterman was news secretary for former Gov. Jim Martin.