Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission recently announced that at its Business Meeting on June 20, 2022 Commissioner Barden resigned as Vice-Chair of the Commission in that she is retiring from the Commission on June 30 at the end of her term.
Chairman Scott Beck thanked Commissioner Barden for 37 years of service to the citizens of South Carolina, including 18 years as a Commissioner. After the resignation, the Commissioners unanimously voted to elect Commissioner McCaskill as Vice-Chair.
Commissioner Gene McCaskill has served as Commissioner since January 3, 2012. His current term ends June 30, 2024. Prior to his appointment, he served for nine years as the Senior Executive Assistant in the SC Attorney General’s Office under Attorney General Henry McMaster and Alan Wilson. Mr. McCaskill previously served as Director of Admissions for Camden Military Academy and worked for more than 20 years in his family’s grocery business.
Commissioner McCaskill has an extensive record of public service. Mr. McCaskill served on the SC Consumer Affairs Commission for over nine years as a member and as the vice-chair. Mr.McCaskill has also served on the SC ETV Commission and as a member of Kershaw County Council.
Commissioner McCaskill is a graduate of Pfeiffer University and holds membership in Phi Alpha Theta international history honor society. He has also served on numerous church and civic boards. Mr. McCaskill has been awarded life membership in Kiwanis International by his local club and he received Key Club International’s highest honor – the Key of Honor – at the Key Club International Convention in 2009.
Source: SC WCC