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COLUMBIA — Gov. Nikki Haley has named an acting chief of South Carolina’s insurance agency following the director’s abrupt resignation.

Haley has made Gwen Fuller-McGriff acting director. Haley informed legislative leaders of her choice in a letter Wednesday evening, soon after 54-year-old Director David Black resigned without explanation. He informed employees of his decision in a five-sentence email Wednesday afternoon. His resignation was effective immediately.

The Greenville resident left 11 months after Haley chose him. The Senate confirmed the appointment in February.

Fuller-McGriff has been the agency’s director of legal, legislative and external affairs.

Haley plans to name an interim director soon.

The AP message left a message Thursday for Black. He was president and CEO of Liberty Life Insurance from 2004 until March 2010.