Oklahoma governor taps first appointee to newly created WC panel
Gov. Mary Fallin named Troy Wilson to lead the newly established organization.
Wilson was the branch manager for Xerox in the 1970s and president and owner of a business brokerage organization.
In 2006 he retired as CEO of Montgomery Bank and became chairman of the board of Montgomery Bankcorporation Inc. Former Missouri Gov. John Ashcroft appointed Wilson to the White House Conference on Small Business.
"Troy Wilson is a successful business owner and entrepreneur," Fallin said. "He knows that good businesses treat their workers -- especially injured workers -- fairly. He's also seen firsthand how skyrocketing workers' compensation costs can cut into a company's bottom line and stifle growth. These lessons will help to make Troy a balanced and experienced voice on the new Oklahoma Worker's Compensation Commission."
The commission was created earlier this year after the adoption of legislative reforms that replaced the court-based workers' comp system with an administrative one. The governor is charged with appointing all three members, who must be confirmed by the state Senate.
By Nancy Grover
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October 7, 2013
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