NC treasurer sought ethics panel’s OK for corporate post

State Treasurer Janet Cowell sought the opinion of the State Ethics Commission before she agreed to serve on the board of directors of e-commerce technology company ChannelAdvisor.

The commission, in a formal advisory opinion issued Feb. 12, ruled that the State Government Ethics Act did not prevent her from serving on corporate boards of directors or from accepting “compensation, food and beverages, and travel expenses directly related to that service.”