Mary Ann Hollocker has been selected to succeed County Attorney Misti Bass who has served as the County and Department of Social Services Attorney since early 2017.
Ms. Hollocker has worked in many areas of law including working as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in Hilo, Hawaii for 12 years and as a Magistrate in Henderson County. Ms. Hollocker received her BS in Legal Administration from Loyola University and her Law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco California. Currently Hollocker is an Assistant Professor at Brevard College where she will finish her school year commitment while transitioning to Transylvania County in January and will be available for the full role in mid-May.
DSS Director Darrell Renfroe said, “We are excited to have Mary Ann Hollocker as our new attorney. We are impressed with her experience and professionalism. We at DSS feel she will make a positive impact by providing her legal expertise to DSS ensuring our staffs are able to provide the best legal services for our families.” While Page Lemel, Commissioner and DSS Board Member states, "In my capacity as both a Transylvania County Commissioner and as a member of our DSS Board, I am pleased to have Mary Ann Hollocker joining our legal team. The work performed on behalf of our most vulnerable citizens is an essential element of county government. Mary Ann is dedicated to providing high quality services to our children, our families, and our adults who are engaged with our DSS department. She brings a wealth of experience from different levels of our legal system to Transylvania County. I look forward to working with her."
Mary Ann and her family reside in Henderson County.