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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today nominated Mr. G. Daniel Ellzey to be the next director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW). The nomination comes after the South Carolina Senate’s Committee to Investigate Candidates for the South Carolina Department and Workforce recommended two candidates following a meeting this morning.

“Dan Ellzey is widely recognized as one of the most experienced and accomplished employment and labor attorneys in South Carolina and is eminently qualified to lead this critically important state agency,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “The Department of Employment and Workforce is uniquely situated between the state’s workforce and its businesses seeking qualified employees and is one of the many reasons South Carolina is considered one of the best places in the world to do business. I’m confident that Mr. Ellzey will continue the agency’s tremendous work and will help take it to even greater heights.”

Ellzey is considered to be a leading employment and labor attorney working in the Columbia office of the Fisher Phillips law firm.

Ellzey graduated from the University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Law, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah.

Ellzey, 72, is a resident of Richland County.

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