Governor Pritzker reappointed Chairman Michael Brennan and Commissioners Kathryn Doerries (Business Member), Maria Portela (Public Member), and Marc Parker (Labor Member). Their terms run through January 18, 2027.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has announced several changes regarding Arbitrators and Commissioners. Commissioner Thomas Tyrrell recently retired. Amylee Simonovich replaces Commissioner Tyrrell on Panel A as the Labor Member. Commissioner Simonovich’s term runs through January 18, 2027. Arbitrator Stephen Fruth announced his retirement effective at the end of his term. Arbitrator Crystal Caison will assume Arbitrator Fruth’s docket in Chicago. The IWCC appointed Efi James and Frank Brady as Arbitrators. Both are former workers’ compensation attorneys. Their terms expire on July 1, 2025.
On July 1, 2023, nine Arbitrators will be up for reappointment. The following Arbitrators have terms that expire this year: Jeanne AuBuchon, Linda Cantrell, Bradley Gillespie, David Kane, Gerald Napleton, Paul Seal, Rachael Sinnen, Charles Watts, and Raychel Wesley.