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FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin has revamped the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Nominating Commission and named all new members to it. It is the latest of several reorganizations where Bevin has scrapped, or significantly changed, the makeup of an important state board that he inherited from his predecessor Steve Beshear. Other boards he recently changed include the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority.
The Workers’ Compensation Nominating Commission is important because it nominates — for appointment by the governor and confirmation by the state Senate – those who serve as administrative law judges in workers’ compensation cases.
Bevin’s executive order, filed Monday, appointed the following seven persons to the new commission, effective immediately: Victoria E. Boggs, of Louisville, an attorney with Napier Gault Schupback & Stevens; Joshua W. Davis, of Louisville, an attorney with O’Bryan, Brown & Toner; Mark Flores, of Lexington, an attorney with Frost Brown Todd; Runan S. Pendergrast, of Lexington, associate dean of financial aid at Bluegrass Community and Technical College; Megan E. Mersch, of Park Hills, an attorney with O’Hara, Ruberg, Taylor, Sloan & Sergeant; Louis D. Kelly, of Florence, an attorney with Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing; and Jordan Tong, of Owensboro, president and owner of Frantz Building Services.
By Tom Loftus