COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Nikki Haley recently announced the appointment of Gene McCaskill to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission.
McCaskill, who currently serves as senior executive assistant at the Office of the Attorney General, has extensive private sector and public service experience, including two decades of experience as a grocer in Camden and a term on the Kershaw County Council.
“It is important to this administration that we appoint commissioners who are respected by the business community and understand that the commission must be fair – and not political – if South Carolina is going to be business-friendly and competitive,” said Gov. Haley.
Members of the business community praised McCaskill’s appointment.
“For years, Gene McCaskill has been a well-respected senior executive assistant in the attorney general’s office with a reputation for a strong sense of balance and fair play,” said Lewis Gossett, President and CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. “We are confident he will bring the same degree of professionalism and integrity to the Workers’ Compensation Commission.”
“Gene McCaskill understands that for South Carolina’s small businesses to continue to grow, we need workers’ compensation commissioners who are fair,” said Ben Homeyer, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business.
Prior to working in the attorney general’s office, McCaskill served as Director of Admissions at Camden Military Academy. McCaskill was appointed to the South Carolina Commission on Consumer Affairs by Gov. Carroll Campbell and appointed to the South Carolina Educational Television Commission by Gov. David Beasley. He continued to serve on the SCETV commission under Gov. Jim Hodges.
“It’s an honor that Gov. Haley would ask me to serve,” said McCaskill. “I will do everything I can to be honest and fair in all matters that come before the commission.”
Source: SC Governor’s Office