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Gov. Nikki Haley announces Holly Gillespie Pisarik as next Director of LLR

Mar 2, 2012

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COLUMBIA, SC - March 2, 2012 - Governor Nikki Haley announced Holly Gillespie Pisarik as the next Director of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR). Pisarik currently serves as Chief Advice Counsel at the agency.

Video of the governor’s announcement is available here.

Gov. Haley said, “One of the great success stories of our administration has been LLR. It was an agency that had serious issues, it needed what I call ‘cleaning house,’ and I will always be grateful to Director Catherine Templeton for going in and doing in about 60 days what I thought would take six months. The one thing I wanted to make sure of was that nothing changed but that it continued to improve – and that we find a director that could continue doing great things. Holly Gillespie Pisarik was a partner at the agency with Director Templeton. She has earned as much of this success as Catherine has, and to have her continue to improve the agency is exciting for South Carolina and exciting for anyone who deals with LLR. It’s an absolute asset to have her in the administration.”

Pisarik said, “I am honored to accept this appointment, and I am very excited to have the opportunity to continue the progress we have made at LLR. Over the last eight months, I have had the privilege of getting to know a lot of the employees at LLR, and I am very fortunate to be able to say that we have a dedicated and talented team of employees. I have witnessed and been a part of a lot of hard work done on behalf of the agency to better and more efficiently serve the citizens, taxpayers and businesses of our state. I look forward to continuing this progress.”

Prior to serving at LLR, Pisarik was an attorney at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, practicing in the area of healthcare law. Pisarik also served as a health educator and public information officer at Florida’s Department of Health.

Pisarik succeeds Catherine Templeton who was recently confirmed as Commissioner of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.