FORMER HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DIRECTOR ACCEPTS “SENIOR LEADERSHIP” POSITION
|| By FITSNEWS || Former S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) director Catherine Templeton has accepted a senior leadership position at the S.C. State Ports Authority (SCSPA), sources close to the agency tell FITS.
Templeton did not respond to our requests for comment about the job, but multiple sources at the agency told us her hiring was announced via email late Monday by SCSPA chief executive officer Jim Newsome.
After resigning from SCDHEC back in January, Templeton turned down a “Republican” appointment to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C. Most recently she served in a part-time consulting role with the S.C. Department of Revenue (SCDOR).
An adept manager and political messenger, Templeton received rave reviews during her tenure at SCDHEC. In addition to saving tens of millions of tax dollars, she scored high marks for her handling of the Ebola threat – including showing up personally at one Charleston-area hospital pretending to be a patient with symptoms of the disease in an effort to gauge its response capability.
In fact the agency went to hell shortly after she left …
Templeton is one of several top prospects reportedly eyeing the South Carolina “Republican” gubernatorial nomination in 2018.
Also on the list? U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson, S.C. Senator Tom Davis and S.C. Rep. Tommy Pope. U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan and S.C. Rep. Kirkman Finlay have also been mentioned with increasing frequency of late, as has S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster.