Commissioner Griffin, a Pitt County native, attended North Carolina State and worked in the construction industry for his entire professional career. He ran his own commercial landscaping business for 30 years, providing services to businesses across the state. He recently retired but continues to work 20 hours per week as a consultant in addition to his volunteer service on several boards.
He has served 11 years on the Board of the Vidant Health Foundation (including two as Chairman), and 14 years on the Pitt Community College Foundation Board. Griffin is also a founding member of the North Carolina Irrigation Contractors’ Licensing Board.