Gov. Whitmer Appoints, Reappoints to Workers' Compensation Board of Magistrates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2019 

 Gov. Whitmer Appoints, Reappoints to Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates

 LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced the following appointments and reappointments to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates:

David DeGraw, Republican, of Grand Rapids, is a Michigan Compensation Appellate Commissioner. Mr. DeGraw is appointed to succeed Beatrice Logan for a term expiring January 26, 2023.

Michael Heck, Democrat, of Troy, is the associate counsel at SEVA Law Firm. Mr. Heck is appointed to succeeding Lisa Klaeren for a term expiring January 26, 2023.

Philip Della Santina, Democrat, of Howell, is the Workers’ Compensation Claims representative for Chrysler Corporation. Mr. Santina is appointed to succeed Bryan Boyle for a term expiring January 26, 2023.

Emil Louis Ognisanti, Republican, of Saginaw, was previously a partner at Braun Kendrick. Mr. Ognisanti is reappointed for a term expiring January 26, 2023.

Chris Slater, Republican, of Grand Rapids, was previously employed with the Slater Law Office. Mr. Slater is reappointed for a term expiring January 26, 2023.

Luke McMurray, Democrat, of Grand Blanc, was previously president of McMurray & Associates. Mr. McMurray is reappointed for a term expiring January 26, 2023. He is also appointed to serve as Chairperson and will serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

David Grunewald, a Democrat, of Grosse Pointe Woods, was previously a trial specialist with CAN Insurance Companies. Mr. Grunewald is reappointed for a term expiring January 26, 2023.

The appointments and reappointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. To view additional appointments, visit https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/.

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