California Insurance Commissioner Poizner announced that he has appointed Michael Joseph Murray of Danville, Calif., to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau Governing Committee.
Since 2001, Murray has served as CEO of the Forma Group, a manufacturing company based in the Bay Area, and has served on the Contra Costa County Planning Commission since 2004. He has also served as the president of Design to Build, a software services company.
The WCIRB Governing Committee is comprised of 12 members: seven private insurers; State Compensation Insurance Fund; and four public members, two representing insured employers and two representing organized labor. Murray is filling one of the two “insured employers” spots. Except for State Compensation Insurance Fund, insurer members are elected for two-year terms by the membership at the annual meeting, while public members are appointed for two-year terms by the Insurance Commissioner. By statute, State Compensation Insurance Fund is a permanent member of the Governing Committee. The Insurance Commissioner, or his designated representative, is entitled to attend all meetings of the Governing Committee.