Bass elected treasurer of state board


John T. Bass


From Contributed Reports

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rocky Mount native John T. Bass has been elected treasurer of the N.C. Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board, which is the state licensing board charged by the General Assembly to license and certify drug and alcohol counselors so that they may practice in North Carolina.

Bass was appointed to the board by then-N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis in 2014. He serves on two of the board’s committees, Ethics and Finance. As treasurer, Bass will be responsible for overseeing the finances of the board and reporting such to the board at its quarterly meetings.

“Following Johnny’s appointment, he quickly proved to be a hard worker with a passion and interest in advancing and promoting this profession and the persons receiving treatment across this state,” said board President Bert Wood Jr. “His finance background is an added value and will be a great asset for our Board in the future.”

Bass is a life-long resident of Nash and Wilson counties. After 25 years as a chief financial officer in the manufacturing, service, distribution, real estate management and construction industries, he has been self-employed for 16 years as a project-based, results-oriented financial and operational executive.

In addition to service on the N.C. Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board, Bass also serves as treasurer of the Twin County Community Pride Inc. Board, the N.C. Executive Roundtable Board, a member of the National Federation of Independent Business’ North Carolinas Leadership Council and has been appointed by order of U.S. Bankruptcy Judges to serve as an examiner on several occasions in the Eastern District of North Carolina