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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Jodie Taylor Named Chairperson of the Ohio Industrial Commission

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Industrial Commission (IC) announced today that Governor John Kasich appointed Commissioner Jodie Taylor as the new Industrial Commission chairperson, effective February 13, 2013.

“It is an incredible honor to be selected as the chairperson for the Industrial Commission of Ohio,” Taylor said. “As chairperson, I am looking forward to streamlining processes in order to provide high-quality, productive and efficient hearings for employers and injured workers.”

Taylor was appointed as the employer member of the Commission in July 2009. She previously served as chairperson from January 2011 to July 2011.

From 1997 to 2000, Taylor served as an assistant to an IC Commissioner. In this role, she performed legal and legislative research, assisted during hearings, and gained an extensive understanding of the agency.

After leaving the IC, Taylor served as an attorney for two Columbus law firms, where she represented state-fund and self-insured employers at all levels of IC hearings and in court actions throughout Ohio. She is also a frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation issues with extensive legal knowledge in both the private and public sectors.

Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree in diplomacy and foreign affairs from Miami University in 1991. While at Miami, Taylor studied overseas in Luxembourg. In 1995, she received her law degree from the University of Akron School of Law. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Columbus Bar Association. She is also an Ohio State Bar Association board-certified specialist in workers’ compensation. She began her legal career as an attorney with an Akron law firm, where she represented injured workers.

Taylor lives in Dublin with her husband, Michael. In October 2009, they welcomed twins, a boy and a girl, Evan and Elizabeth.