RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The panel that determines workers' compensation awards to injured workers in North Carolina has a new leader.
Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday that current commissioner Staci Meyer of Wake County has been elevated to chairwoman of the state Industrial Commission. She replaces Pamela Young, who announced last month she would leave to allow McCrory to pick his own choice.
Meyer formerly worked at the state Department of Justice and was chief deputy secretary and acting secretary of the Department of Cultural Resources. She was appointed to the six-member commission in 2009 by then-Gov. Mike Easley.
The Senate passed a bill last week that would dismiss all Industrial Commission members and let McCrory make his own picks.