Marshall Taylor is the acting director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Appointed by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Taylor assumed his duties as acting director on June 11, 2020.
Taylor previously held the position of general counsel for DHEC, serving as chief legal counsel for the agency and the Board of Health and Environmental Control. He also oversaw the Office of General Counsel, the Compliance Office, and the Office of Internal Audits.
Before joining DHEC in 2012, Taylor was a shareholder at McNair Law Firm in Columbia. He practiced in the firm's administrative/regulatory section, where he represented and counseled companies on environmental and safety matters in a variety of industries, including aerospace, chemical, mining, commercial real estate, and construction.
Prior to earning his law degree, Taylor worked as an engineer and manager in high-level liquid waste operations for Westinghouse Savannah River Company at the Savannah River Site near Aiken.
Taylor holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He has served in leadership capacities in several civic and professional organizations.