January 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: ALAN HANCOCK, alan@cvsc.org or (803) 779-0716

CONSERVATION VOTERS OF SOUTH CAROLINA QUESTIONS THE DHEC BOARD’S HIRING PROCESS

COLUMBIA, SC — Conservation Voters of South Carolina questions the process by which the Board of the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) so quickly selected Eleanor Kitzman to replace Catherine Templeton as Director of DHEC. Executive Director Ann Timberlake released the following statement:

“Why the rush? There is no indication that Catherine Templeton leaves DHEC in a state that required a hasty selection for her replacement.

“What criteria did the Board use for selecting the next leader of South Carolina’s public health and environmental protection agency?

“Who else was considered? When the Board hired Catherine Templeton, she was one of three candidates seriously considered for the position.

Conservation Voters of South Carolina is the only statewide conservation organization in South Carolina that fights for our air, land and water and renewable energy through political action.

For more information on Conservation Voters of South Carolina, see www.cvsc.org.

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