Thursday, July 1, 2021

Commissioner Daniel J. Massey Begins Term at the Ohio Industrial Commission

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Industrial Commission (IC) announced today that Commissioner Daniel J. Massey has begun his term as the employer member of the Commission, effective July 1, 2021.

Massey was appointed to the Commission by Governor Mike DeWine in April 2021.

“I am excited to begin my term at the Ohio Industrial Commission,” Massey said. “It is a privilege to play a role in providing fair, impartial and efficient hearings for Ohio’s employers and injured workers over the next six years.”

Massey’s six-year term ends on June 30, 2027. He was appointed to the seat held by Commissioner Jodie Taylor, who is ineligible for another term.

He brings decades of experience both within and outside state government.

He began his career as an Ohio assistant attorney general where his practice was both in litigation and agency representation. During his tenure, Massey’s clients included the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Ohio Department of Commerce, and the Ohio Department of Insurance. He also represented various boards and commissions, including the Ohio State Dental Board and the Ohio State Racing Commission.

While working in state government, he also headed the legislative program within the Ohio Attorney General and was involved in the enactment of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practice Act and the lobbying disclosure law.

After leaving government service, he practiced law in Columbus. He maintained both a legislative and corporate practice and was instrumental in the passage of the alternate retirement system legislation, which allows certain public employees to join a private, defined contribution plan. He also served as a hearing officer for the Ohio State Racing Commission.

Prior to his appointment at the Ohio Industrial Commission, he worked at the law firm of Murray, Murphy, Moul and Basil in Columbus.

He has both a bachelor’s degree and law degree from Capital University. He and his wife, Marilyn, live in Columbus. They have two children and four grandchildren.