|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: June 8, 2005
RE: Appointment of Three New Deputy Commissioners: Jim Gillen, Robert Harris, and Robert W. Rideout, Jr.
I am pleased to
announce the appointment of three new Deputy Commissioners:
has been employed by the Industrial Commission for 10 years. He came to the
Commission in 1994 as an agency legal specialist assigned to the Chief Deputy
and was later assigned to Commissioner Laura Mavretic. In 1998, he became a
Special Deputy Commissioner and worked in the Executive Secretary’s Office for
two years. In 2000, he was assigned as the Agency Legal Specialist for
Commissioner Christopher Scott. Jim is an honors graduate of N.C. State
University, with an English degree. He is a graduate of Campbell University
School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1994.
has been employed by the Commission for the past two years as a Special Deputy
Commissioner with the Executive Secretary’s Office. He practiced law in
Raleigh from 1994 to 2003, concentrating in employment and personal injury law.
Robert is a graduate of Yale University, with a degree in English and
Philosophy; and he earned his J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1994.
Robert W. Rideout,
Jr. is currently an Assistant
District Attorney for North Carolina’s 7th Prosecutorial District (Tarboro).
He joined the DA’s office in 1999 and has extensive experience prosecuting
cases in Superior Court. He has conducted over 80 jury trials and more than 650
non-jury trials. He is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and has completed the
JAG Officers Course. He is Trial Counsel for the Army Reserves’ 171st ASG. He
has also served as an Assistant Public Defender. Robert is a graduate of the
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, with a degree in History and
Philosophy. He is also a graduate of the Louisiana State University Law Center
and was admitted to the bar in North Carolina in 1998.
Please join me in congratulating our three new Deputy Commissioners.