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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Compensation Appellate Commission

Friday, June 19, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Rachel Lipinski, of Lansing, and the reappointment of Garry Goolsby, of Lansing, to the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission. 

The nine-member commission, reorganized by Executive Order 2011-6, reviews appeals decisions in cases involving unemployment insurance benefits and workers' compensation.

"I am confident Rachel and Garry will work together to continue supporting working families and job providers in Michigan," Snyder said.

Lipinski served as consulting counsel for Assurant Health in Milwaukee. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from Indiana University. She replaces Neal Young.

Goolsby was appointed to the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission in 2011 and served on the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.

Appointees serve four-year terms commencing Aug. 1, 2015 and expiring July 31, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.