Gov. Nikki Haley today named a staff attorney at Labor, Licensing and Regulation to head that agency. At a Statehouse press conference, she introduced Holly Gillespie Pisarik as having been a partner to Catherine Templeton in making significant changes to the way the agency works with businesses and other agencies. This includes privatizing part of the agency’s services, reducing fees and cutting payroll.
“It is a success story all the way around,” Haley said. “So as we went forward, the one thing I wanted to make sure of is that nothing changed.”
Catherine Templeton was confirmed this week to be commissioner of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Pisarik, 34 years old, is LLR Chief Advice Counsel. Before working for LLR, Pisarik was an attorney at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, in the area of healthcare law. Pisarik has also worked as a health educator and public information officer at Florida’s Department of Health.
AUDIO: Haley press conference Friday announcing Pisarik