NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION

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About the N.C. Industrial Commission Commissioners

Chairman Charlton L. Allen Chairman Charlton L. Allen

Serving the Commission since 2014

Governor Pat McCrory has designated Charlton L. Allen as Chairman of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, effective February 1, 2016. Governor McCrory initially appointed 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 Chairman Allen, click here: Charlton.Allen@ic.nc.gov.

 

Philip A. Baddour, IIICommissioner Philip A. Baddour, III

Serving the Commission since 2017

Governor Roy Cooper appointed Philip A. Baddour, III 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 Commissioner Baddour, click here: Philip.Baddour@ic.nc.gov.

 

Commissioner Myra L. GriffinCommissioner Myra L. Griffin

Serving the Commission since 2018

On May 3, 2018, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Myra L. Griffin as a Commissioner of the N.C. Industrial Commission, 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 Commissioner Griffin, click here: Myra.Griffin@ic.nc.gov.

 

Commissioner A. Robinson "Robby" HassellCommissioner A. Robinson "Robby" Hassell

Serving the Commission since 2018

Governor Roy Cooper appointed A. Robinson "Robby" Hassell to serve as a Commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission, effective August 16, 2018. Commissioner Hassell was appointed on an urgent basis and is pending confirmation by the General Assembly.

Before his appointment as Commissioner, Hassell served as a an Emergency Superior Court Judge from 2016 to 2018 and a Special Superior Court Judge from 2009 to 2016. During his tenure as a Superior Court judge, he presided in over 50 counties in both civil and criminal Superior Court. Hassell also served for more than 10 years as a District Court judge in Guilford County. Prior to his judicial service, Hassell was engaged in the private practice of law where he concentrated in the areas of workers’ compensation for employers, insurance coverage and defense litigation, and representation of small businesses and their owners. Hassell also has experience as an assistant public defender.

Hassell graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983, and his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1986. Hassell, of Greensboro, is married to Eloise McCain Hassell, an attorney, mediator, and senior lecturer at the Bryan School of Business at UNCG.+

To e-mail Commissioner Hassell, click here: A.Robinson.Hassell@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.

 

Vice-Chairman Yolanda K. StithVice-Chairman Yolanda K. Stith

Serving the Commission since 2016

Governor Pat McCrory appointed Yolanda K. Stith to serve as a Commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission; and after confirmation by the North Carolina House of Representatives and the North Carolina Senate, she was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby on December 21, 2016. Commissioner Stith was appointed by Governor McCrory to serve as Vice-Chairman, effective December 30, 2016.

Prior to joining the Commission, Commissioner Stith served as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Association Long Term Care Facilities. She brings a vast amount of professional experience and a wealth of knowledge from both the private and public sectors to the Commission. Commissioner Stith, brings prior experience as a Property and Casualty Senior Underwriter where she developed an expertise in Workers Compensation, risk selection, risk management, self-insurance and reinsurance; she also brings prior experience as a business owner to the Commission.

Commissioner Stith served on the State Board of Community College. Stith is a graduate of North Carolina Central University, where she earned a BBA in Finance.

To e-mail Vice-Chairman Stith, click here: Yolanda.Stith@ic.nc.gov.

 

This page was last updated on 21 August 2018.