|Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner
Pamela T. Young, Commissioner
TO: All Interested Parties
FROM: Chairman Buck Lattimore
DATE: February 1, 2005
RE: Appointment of Myra L. Griffin as Deputy Commissioner
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.
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
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.
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.