- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley says South Carolina’s labor and licensing agency is getting a new director, though it’s unclear why the current director is leaving.

Haley announced Monday she chose Richele Taylor to lead the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The Senate still must confirm her appointment. Taylor began working at the agency in March as a deputy director. The 38-year-old attorney has worked in several law firms since graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2002.

Taylor will replace Holly Pisarik over the next week. Haley declined to say where Pisarik is going, other than she would remain “in our circle.”

Pisarik took over from Catherine Templeton in March 2012 when she left to take the helm of the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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