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Snyder makes reappointments to Compensation Appellate Commission
August 16, 2013
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Patricia Halm, of Lansing, and Danielle Brown, of Troy, to the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission.
The commission serves Michigan's employees, employers and insurers by expeditiously addressing and impartially resolving appeals of decisions and orders involving the award of workers' compensation and unemployment insurance benefits.
“Patricia and Danielle have been outstanding members of this important commission and I thank them for continuing to serve,” Snyder said.
Halm has been a member of the commission since 2011. Sshe was a member of the Michigan Tax Tribunal from 2003-2011, including serving as chair from 2007 to March 2011. She also worked as an administrative law specialist in the Department of Treasury, policy counsel for the Senate Democratic caucus and city attorney for Midland. She started her career as an economist for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Halm earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Brown has been a member of the commission since 2011. Previously, she was an administrative law judge in the Michigan Administrative Hearing System. She worked in the Office of the Public Defender of Washtenaw County and in the Office of Legal Counsel for the governor of Michigan from 2006-2008. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring July 31, 2017, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.