Gov.-elect Nikki Haley announced former Ambassador and S.C. House Speaker David Wilkins will lead her transition efforts as she prepares to take office in January.
Wilkins will be tasked with helping Haley, a Republican, identify cabinet candidates and other staffer for key state government positions. Wilkins said surrounding Haley with the best possible team will help her achieve her campaign promise of a more accountable government focused on job creation.
I believe in Nikki Haley, Wilkins said. I believe she is the right person at the right time for our state.
Wilkins was appointed ambassador to Canada by President George W. Bush, served decades in the S.C. House and worked with five different governors.
I have seen my share of transitions, so I know there is a lot of work to be done.