Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman

Bernadine S. Ballance, Commissioner
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner
Pamela T. Young, Commissioner

North Carolina
Industrial Commission




TO:         All Interested Parties

FROM:   Chairman Buck Lattimore

DATE:    February 1, 2005

RE:         Appointment of Myra L. Griffin as Deputy Commissioner

I am proud to announce that Assistant Attorney General Myra L. Griffin will become a Deputy Commissioner. Myra will fill the position left vacant by the resignation of Deputy Commissioner Edward Garner, Jr.

Myra is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA in Political Science). She earned her law degree in l997 from N.C. Central University School of Law, graduating with honors and recognized as Number 6 in a class of 80. She was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar on August 23, l997.

Myra was employed as a contract attorney by the firm of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice from l997 through l998. She joined the Industrial Commission as an Agency Legal Specialist assigned to the Full Commission in December 1998. She was promoted to a Special Deputy Commissioner position in 2001 and worked for more than a year conducting Administrative Hearings in the Office of the Executive Secretary.

In September 2002, Myra became an Assistant Attorney General and was assigned to the Industrial Commission to prosecute Fraud cases and to represent the Commission in cases in which the agency was a party. Under her leadership, the Fraud section has increased the number of convictions and increased the collection of civil penalties.

Myra’s background in workers’ compensation law, her strong work ethic, and her outgoing personality will make her an outstanding Deputy Commissioner. Please join me in congratulating her.

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