Cheryl Stanton '97 Appointed Director of SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce


Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Thursday a New York attorney experienced in representing management in employment law to be the new director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

Cheryl M. Stanton is a shareholder in the New York City law firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart and bested four other candidates to win the job.

“Cheryl is one of the finest employment lawyers in the country,” said Haley, who introduced Stanton at an afternoon State House press conference. “She has worked in the White House as general counsel with the Department of Labor. She’s worked in the private sector. She’s worked with businesses. She knows what businesses need.”

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