15 years of government and public affairs experience
South Carolina Lobbying Team
Darrell T. Scott. Scott, who has 15 years of government and public affairs experience, has most recently served in the administration of Governor Nikki Haley as both the chief of staff for the SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) and interim chief of staff at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
While serving as the chief of staff at DEW, Scott became widely known as a reformer in state government, solving many complex problems, while providing common sense business solutions. During his service at DEW, the agency paid off a nearly $1 billion federal loan, reduced improper payments by more than 350% and restructured workforce operations enabling hundreds of thousands of South Carolinians to find new jobs. He was most recently tasked by Governor Haley to help with reform efforts at Department of Juvenile Justice. As vice president of public policy and communications at the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Scott worked on behalf of business and industry on a multitude of issues that delivered a $2.2 billion return on investment for the business community in the 2012-2013 legislative sessions. Prior to that, Scott served as the legislative director for U.S. Congressman J. Gresham Barrett in Washington, D.C.
As an active member in his community, Scott currently serves on the boards for Leadership South Carolina, United Way of South Carolina and Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Foundation. A native of Columbia, Scott is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics.
- Chief of Staff for the SC Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW)
- Interim Chief of Staff at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
- Vice President of Public Policy & Communications – South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
- Legislative Director for U.S. Congressman J. Gresham Barrett
Columbia, SC 29201