Former U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins, who also served as speaker of the S.C. House, will lead Gov.-elect Nikki Haley's transition into power.
In Wilkins, Haley has tapped an experienced hand in Columbia politics to help her decide on who will fill 17 cabinet level positions and who will lead dozens of policy-making boards and commissions within state government.
One member of Gov. Mark Sanford's cabinet told The State he doesn't expect to remain in his job through a Haley administration.
Commerce Secretary Joe Taylor, a Columbia real estate developer, has said he will return to the private sector.
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Emma Forkner, head of the state Department of Health and Human Services, said she's unsure if she would be asked to continue to run the agency that oversees the state's Medicaid program.
Corrections director Jon Ozmint told The State he would like to continue running the state's prison system. Ozmint has been in charge of prisons for the past eight years, as he was one of Sanford's first appointments.