Governor Nikki Haley is appointing Mike Campbell to the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission to fill the vacancy left by Commissioner Andrea Roche. Commissioner Roche announced her resignation and decision to return to private practice on July 1, 2014 to the surprise and sadness of the South Carolina workers’ compensation community.
Campbell has big shoes to fill, but he is no stranger to public service or leadership roles in the Palmetto State. He is the son of late South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell. He is a longtime small businessman and former member of the board of directors for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Committee. In 2003, he was appointed to the governing board of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, where he served as vice-chairman. In addition, he also served as chairman of the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee for eight years.
“As a longtime small businessman, I share Governor Haley’s commitment to creating a better and fairer climate for employers and workers in our state,” Campbell said to The Greenville News. “The Workers’ Compensation Commission plays a vital role in this process, and I am deeply honored that Governor Haley has asked me to serve.”
Campbell will have to be confirmed by the South Carolina State Senate when the Senate returns to session in January 2015. His interim term begins on August 1, 2014.