COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley has named a Republican activist and aide to her predecessor to lead South Carolina's economic advisory board.
Haley announced Monday that Chad Walldorf of Sullivan's Island is the next chairman of the Board of Economic Advisors.
Walldorf was vice-chairman of Haley's transition team. He co-founded the Sticky Fingers restaurant chain and was Gov. Mark Sanford's deputy chief of staff for two years. Walldorf also helped form ReformSC to help Sanford take on legislators who didn't support his agenda.
The conservative group bought television ads last spring promoting Haley in the Republican primary. Walldorf also helped create the South Carolina Club for Growth. He is chairman of its political action committee, which endorsed Haley.