Christine Baker was named the new chief deputy director of the California Department of Industrial Relations by Gov. Jerry Brown in March. The department oversees 2,700 employees, including those in the Division of Workers' Compensation.
"The State of California will be well-served by her skilled leadership, enthusiasm, and sincere desire to bring positive change," said Greg Krohm, executive director of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions.
"The governor has called upon the right candidate to lead DIR through the many challenges facing employers and employees today," said Mark Sektnan, president of the Association of California Insurance Companies.
Baker is also getting praise from the labor community. "Baker was endorsed by organized labor for the post and, based on her record, promises to be a strong advocate for the rights of working people," said the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California.
May 16, 2011
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