NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION

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About the N.C. Industrial Commission Commissioners

Chair Philip A. Baddour, IIIChair Philip A. Baddour, III

Serving the Commission since 2017

Governor Roy Cooper designated Philip A. Baddour, III to serve as Chair of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, effective February 7, 2019. Governor Cooper initially appointed Baddour to serve as a Commissioner at the North Carolina Industrial Commission in March 2017, and he was confirmed by the General Assembly in June 2017. Baddour previously served as a Deputy Commissioner from 2000 through June 2017.

Before joining the Commission, Baddour practiced law in his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina from 1996 to 1999, primarily representing plaintiffs in the areas of workers' compensation and tort litigation. In 1999, he joined the North Carolina Department of Justice as an Assistant Attorney General, defending state agencies in workers' compensation and tort claim actions. Baddour also previously served as a JAG Officer in the North Carolina National Guard.

Baddour received his B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992 and earned his law degree from Campbell University in 1996.

To e-mail Chair Baddour, click here: Philip.Baddour@ic.nc.gov.

 

Vice-Chair Myra L. GriffinVice-Chair Myra L. Griffin

Serving the Commission since 2018

Governor Roy Cooper designated Myra L. Griffin to serve as Vice-Chair of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, effective February 7, 2019. Governor Cooper initially appointed Griffin to serve as a Commissioner on May 3, 2018, effective immediately. Her appointment was confirmed by the North Carolina General Assembly on June 29, 2018.

Before her appointment as Commissioner, Griffin served the Commission as an Agency Legal Specialist for former Commissioner Reneé C. Riggsbee and as a Special Deputy Commissioner. She has subsequently served as a Deputy Commissioner since February 18, 2005.

Prior to joining the Commission, Griffin worked as an Assistant Attorney General with the Tort Claims Section of the N.C. Department of Justice. In this capacity, she served as Agency Counsel to the Industrial Commission and Prosecutor with the Workers' Compensation Fraud Investigations Unit.

Myra Griffin received her B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994 and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1997.

To e-mail Vice-Chair Griffin, click here: Myra.Griffin@ic.nc.gov.

 

Commissioner Charlton L. Allen Commissioner Charlton L. Allen

Serving the Commission since 2014

Governor Pat McCrory initially appointed Charlton L. Allen to serve as a Commissioner in 2014. After confirmation by the North Carolina House of Representatives and Senate, Allen was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby on July 1, 2014.

Allen was previously in private practice as an attorney in North Carolina from 1997 until 2014. He has prior experience in the field of worker's compensation, in addition to other areas of the law. His worker's compensation practice was focused primarily on the representation of injured workers. Allen was also certified as a mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission in 2006.

Allen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended the University of North Carolina School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor.

To e-mail Commissioner Allen, click here: Charlton.Allen@ic.nc.gov.

 

Commissioner James C. GillenCommissioner James C. Gillen

Serving the Commission since 2019

Governor Roy Cooper nominated James C. Gillen to serve as a Commissioner in January 2019, and he was confirmed by the General Assembly in April 2019.

Gillen began his career with the Industrial Commission in 1994, working as an Agency Legal Specialist under several Commissioners and as a Special Deputy Commissioner in the Executive Secretary's Office. Gillen then served as a Deputy Commissioner from 2005 until confirmed as a Commissioner.

Jim Gillen received his B.A. degree in English from North Carolina State University in 1991 and his J.D. degree from Campbell University in 1994.

To e-mail Commissioner Gillen, click here: Jim.Gillen@ic.nc.gov.

 

Commissioner Kenneth L. GoodmanCommissioner Kenneth L. Goodman

Serving the Commission since 2019

On April 18, 2019, the General Assembly confirmed Governor Cooper's appointment of Kenneth L. Goodman to the Industrial Commission, effective May 1, 2019. A member of the North Carolina House of Representatives for five terms prior to his appointment to the Commission, he is a former business owner from Rockingham, North Carolina. He is actively involved in a number of civic organizations and served as Board Member of the Richmond Community College Foundation. From 1969 until 1975, Commissioner Goodman served in the Army National Guard. His term will expire April 30, 2025.

To e-mail Commissioner Goodman, click here: Kenneth.Goodman@ic.nc.gov.

 

Commissioner Christopher C. LoutitCommissioner Christopher C. Loutit

Serving the Commission since 2016

On April 7, 2015, Governor Pat McCrory appointed Christopher C. Loutit to serve as a Commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Loutit previously served as Chief Deputy Commissioner and Administrator of the Commission.

Before joining the Commission, he was a Partner at the Wilmington law firm Johnson, Lambeth & Brown, where he joined as an Associate Attorney in 2006. His practice focused in the areas of criminal law and general civil litigation, representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants. From 2006 to 2013, he represented New Hanover County as a Child Support (Title IV-D) Enforcement Attorney. Prior to attending law school, he began his career as an Analyst in Corporate Finance in the Investment Banking Division of UBS in New York.

Loutit grew up in Wilmington. He graduated from The Lawrenceville School, received his B.A. in History from Trinity College, and earned his law degree from American University Washington College of Law. He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Lauren, a Senior Vice President at U.S. Trust, and their daughter, Amelia.

To e-mail Commissioner Loutit, click here: Christopher.Loutit@ic.nc.gov.

 

This page was last updated on 9 May 2019.