South Carolina State Government - The Executive Branch


South Carolina Cabinet Departments / Agencies as of 2017*

Cabinet Department / Agency

Year
Established

Current Leader
(Jan. 2017)

Current
Website

Notes / Comments
Department of Administration

2015

Marcia S. Adams
Executive Director

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Predecessor was the Division of General Services. 
Department of Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Services

1993

Sara Goldsby
Acting Director

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Predecessor was the South Carolina Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, which was created in 1957.
Department of Commerce

1993

Robert M. Hitt, III
Secretary of Commerce

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Predecessor was the State Development Board, which was created in 1945.
Department of Corrections

1960

Bryan P. Stirling
Director

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The State Penitentiary was created in 1866.
Department of Employment & Workforce

2010

Cheryl M. Stanton
Executive Director

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Began as the SC Employment Security Commission.
Department of Health & Human Services

1995

Christian Soura
Director

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Began as the Health & Human Services Finance Commission.
Department of Insurance

1908

Ray Farmer
Director

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Created by Act 434 in 1908.
Department of Juvenile Justice

1993

Sylvia Murray
Director

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The Board of Juvenile Corrections was created in 1966.
Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation

1994

Emily Farr
Interim Director

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Began as the Department of Labor in 1936.
Department of Motor Vehicles

2003

Kevin A. Shwedo
Executive Director

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Began as part of the South Carolina State Highway Commission in 1917.
Department of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism

1967

Duane Parrish
Director

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Created by Act 133 of 1967. 
Department of Probation, Parole, & Pardon Services

1988

Jerry B. Adger
Director

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Began as the SC Probation & Parole Board in 1941.
Department of Public Safety

1993

Leroy Smith
Director

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Began as part of the Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
Department of Revenue

1993

Hartley Powell
Interim Director

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The SC Tax Commission was created in 1915.
Department of Social Services

1937

V. Susan Alford
Director

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Created by Act 319 in 1937
Department of Transportation

1993

Christy A. Hall, P.E.
Secretary of Transportation

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Began as part of the South Carolina State Highway Commission in 1917.
SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED)

1947

Mark Keel
Chief of SLED

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Created to replace the State Constabulary.

* Most of this information comes from each department's official website as of January 7, 2017. Some information, such as year originated and previous incarnation, comes from the SC Code of Laws as of January 2017 - Click Here to view.


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