Gov. Nikki Haley has chosen Holly Gillespie Pisarikto head the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
Pisarik, 34, has served as the chief lawyer at LLR since 2011. She will replace current director Catherine Templeton who was confirmed by the Senate earlier this week to head the Department of Health and Environmental Control.
At a Friday press conference, Haley touted the reforms at LLR under Templeton’s watch and said Pisarik will keep up the pace.
Those LLR reforms, according to Haley, include cutting payroll by 14 percent by laying off workers, reducing a variety of agency fees and reducing the wait time for phone callers to 33 seconds from 20 minutes.
“My goal is to continue this forward momentum,” Pisarik said. “I understand the frustration of red tape.”
Pisarik previously worked as an attorney at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough. She is a graduate of Winthrop University and the USC School of Law.
-- Gina Smith