Director Holly Gillespie Pisarik
Holly Gillespie Pisarik is Director of the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR). She was appointed by Governor Nikki R. Haley on March 2, 2012, and confirmed by the Senate on March 29, 2012.
At the time of her appointment, Pisarik was serving as LLR’s Chief Advice Counsel. At LLR, Pisarik advised professional and occupational licensing boards on statutory and regulatory matters, provided legal advice to staff, drafted legislation for the boards and other agency programs, and managed a team of attorneys.
Before coming to LLR, Pisarik worked at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, practicing primarily in the area of health care, and representing clients before federal, state, and administrative law courts and administrative agencies.
Prior to law school, Pisarik worked for the Florida Department of Health as a public information officer and program manager.
Pisarik graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School in May 2007, where she earned the Bronze Compleat Lawyer Award. She earned her undergraduate degree in business administration, with an emphasis on health care administration, from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1999.
Pisarik is a member of the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, and Trenholm Road United Methodist Church in Columbia. She is married and has three children.