The State of South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental control retained David Gomez & Associates as their trusted executive search partner for a search to find their next Agency Director.
The Department of Health & Environmental Control operates and monitors many projects and public health issues including pollution, disease control efforts, public health clinics, promoting healthy lifestyle choices, issues vital records, and responding to environmental emergencies.
As an Agency Director the candidate is responsible for overseeing the agency’s activities in protecting and promoting the health of the public and the environment of South Carolina. This person will be implementing agency direction within community groups, private providers, and federal organizations to enhance efficiency of public health and environmental services. They are also responsible for providing direction and leadership in all aspects of operating and managing the agency.
In June 2015 DG&A found the perfect fit for the Agency Director position: Catherine E. Heigel.
Catherine Heigel, a South Carolina native holds more than 19 years of combined legal, regulatory and executive management experience. Before joining the Department of Health & Environmental Control she served as General Counsel and Corporate Strategies Officer for Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC. As General Counsel and Corporate Strategies Officer, Heigel was responsible for managing the firm’s legal, M&A, and compliance functions. Prior to her role at Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC, Heigel spent 11 years with Duke Energy, serving in various capacities to her last role with the company as President of their South Carolina operations. During her tenure at Duke Energy, she established the first South Carolina State President’s Organization and worked with her team to manage the company’s regulatory initiatives and strategy in South Carolina. Heigel earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Carolina, and her law degree from The Ohio State University School of Law. A mother of three, she currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.
Our team at DG&A wishes Heigel the best as South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s new Agency Director.
Contributed By: Lauren Fink