Governor Quinn appoints Chairman Michael Latz and reappoints Commissioners Basurto, Tyrrell, and White

Governor Quinn named Michael Latz as chairman of the IWCC, effective March 25, 2013. Chairman Latz has served as a commissioner since October 2011. Before that, he was an attorney in private and public practice. He holds a B.A. and a J.D. from Notre Dame.

Governor Quinn also renewed the appointments of Commissioners Basurto, Tyrrell, and White.

The positions of former Commissioners Dauphin and Latz are now open. Other commissioners will fill in until the positions are filled.

The IWCC also published the following message from New Acting Chairman Latz:

I am honored to serve as chairman and grateful for this opportunity. I will do everything in my power to make the workers’ compensation program successful and to continue implementing the legislative reforms. I will enthusiastically work to insure that claims are resolved fairly and promptly. Please feel free to email me at michael.latz@illinois.gov or call 312/814-6560.

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