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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Commissioner Jodie Taylor Reappointed to Second Term at the Ohio Industrial Commission

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Industrial Commission (IC) announced today that Governor John Kasich reappointed Commissioner Jodie Taylor to serve a second term as the employer member of the Commission, effective July 1, 2015.

“A second appointment shows the Governor’s faith in how well this agency is being managed and the accomplishments we have achieved,” Taylor said. “Over the next six years, I would like to continue providing first-class, efficient hearings for the employers and injured workers in Ohio.”

In July 2009, Taylor was appointed as the employer member of the Commission. On January 14, 2011, Governor John Kasich appointed her as Chairperson of the Commission. She served in this capacity until July 2011. On February 13, 2013, Governor Kasich again appointed Taylor as Chairperson of the Commission. She served in this position until July 2013.

Taylor’s second term begins on July 1, 2015 and ends on June 30, 2021.

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.