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:    November 9, 2004

RE:         Karissa Davan Named Director of Claims Administration

Karissa Davan will become the N.C. Industrial Commission's Director of Claims Administration on November 15th. The new section, created by the combining of the Claims and Statistics Sections, will provide administrative handling of non-contested claims and the processing of forms.

Davan has been with the Commission for more than two years, working as the Agency Legal Specialist assigned to Commission Laura Mavretic. In this position, she has had the opportunity to learn workers’ compensation law and procedure that will be vital in her new position,

A graduate of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee, Karissa Davan earned her Juris Doctor degree in l995 from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. She is licensed by the Bar in California and North Carolina. She practiced law for more than five years before coming to the Commission.

Before entering the legal profession, Davan worked for retail giants Saks Fifth Avenue and RH Macy & Company in management positions. She has supervised more than 165 employees.

She is a member of the Raleigh Junior League and an N.C. court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem.

To contact Director of Claims Administration Davan, e-mail her at davank@ind.commerce.state.nc.us.

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