Cheryl Stanton

Chief Legal and Government Affairs Officer, Brightstar Care

Cheryl Stanton serves as BrightStar’s Chief Legal and Government Affairs Officer. In this role, Cheryl assists the brand to mitigate risk while achieving business objectives. She also supports the brand in its efforts to educate federal and state government and thought leaders on the impact various regulations and laws have on the home care industry.

Cheryl brings over two decades of legal and policy experience. Prior to joining BrightStar, Cheryl served as the Wage and Hour Administrator for the United States Department of Labor where she was responsible for overseeing the enforcement team to a record-breaking comeback of back wages collected for America’s most vulnerable workers in fiscal year 2019, while issuing eight major rules (including the Fair Labor Standards Act trifecta: overtime, joint employment and independent contractor). From 2013-2018, Cheryl was the Executive Director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, a cabinet agency official for both Governors Nikki R. Haley and Henry McMaster. During her tenure at SCDEW, the South Carolina unemployment rate dropped close to 5 points, nearly 500,000 South Carolinians were put to work, the state paid off the $1 billion federal unemployment debt, the agency built a reserve of nearly $1 Billion for benefits an economic downturn, and the state cut business taxes six times over six years. Cheryl also served as Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, as well as a law clerk to the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr. when he sat on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Cheryl also has approximately fifteen years’ experience as a private sector labor and employment attorney.