Regional law firm Nexsen Pruet added a seasoned veteran of the South Carolina State House to its government affairs staff this week, according to a news release from the firm.
The firm’s Columbia, S.C. office welcomed Mark Harmon – who until recently was working as executive director of the South Carolina Petroleum Council – as its new governmental affairs advisor on Monday.
According to the release, Harmon will focus on “grass roots advocacy and media campaigns, with a particular emphasis on state and federal regulation of critical industries and issues such as energy and sustainability.”
Our guess? He will have his hands full …
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“Mark will be a vigorous advocate working on behalf of the business community and helping clients navigate important legislative matters,” Nexsen Pruet board chairman Leighton Lord said in a statement. “He embraces the role of proactive needs management and how that leads to the success of the business leaders and professionals our firm serves.”
A graduate of Clemson University, Harmon has served in a number of posts within the Palmetto political universe – including stints with the S.C. Chamber of Commerce (as vice president), the S.C. Senate and the Senate GOP caucus (as executive director).
We also expect a brewing battle over the broader energy marketplace to begin in earnest in January, per our recent report on the subject.
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