SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Contact: Katie Saggiotes
Phone: (803) 898-5041
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2004
George Wolfe receives DOR Director’s Award
Noted South Carolina attorney George Wolfe has been awarded the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s Director’s Award by Revenue Director Burnet R. Maybank, III in recognition of Wolfe’s years of commitment to public service activities and to the state of South Carolina. “I am proud to present this award on behalf of the South Carolina Department of Revenue to George Wolfe for his outstanding service to the state of South Carolina and to the nation as a whole,” Maybank said at the presentation.
Wolfe was a partner with the law firm of Nelson Mullins in Columbia for nearly two decades where he focused on corporate and governmental law and headed Nelson Mullins’ South Carolina corporate and economic development practices. While in South Carolina, Wolfe also served as chairman of the South Carolina Bar Corporation, Banking and Securities Law Section and its Securities Law Committee; vice-chairman of the S.C. Council on Competitiveness; and chairman of the Greater Columbia Committee of 100. He served as a member of the South Carolina Technology Advisory Council and on the boards of the South Carolina and Greater Columbia Chambers of Commerce and the South Carolina Economic Developers Association.
After serving the past three years in the Bush Administration as deputy general
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counsel, acting general counsel and counselor to the Secretary for the Department of the Treasury, Wolfe returned to Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough to manage the firm’s Washington D.C. office and to continue his economic development work on behalf of South Carolina.
During his tenure at the U.S. Treasury Department, Wolfe served as a counselor to the senior leadership of the Department and played central roles in some of the most important issues Treasury has faced in recent times, including those associated with the financial war on terrorism, the implementation of the USA PATRIOT Act, the Homeland Security reorganization and the reconstruction of Iraq.
Wolfe served twice in the senior leadership of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq—first as the CPA’s Deputy Director and then Director of Economic Policy and later as CPA’s Director of Management and Budget and Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Finance. During his tours in Iraq, Wolfe played a key role in advancing the economic and financial reconstruction of that country.
In September, Treasury Secretary John W. Snow presented Wolfe with the U.S. Treasury’s Distinguished Service Award for his work in Iraq and the Treasury Medal for his work during his three years at the Treasury Department.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue presents its Director’s Award to South Carolinians who have made significant achievements for the nation and the state on behalf of South Carolina’s citizens.