VWC Commissioner appointed Board Member of IAIABC

Commissioner Wesley G. Marshall

[Scottsdale, Arizona]- The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission announces the appointment of Commissioner Wesley G. Marshall to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC).

He joins twelve jurisdictional member representatives who also serve on the board. As the governing body of the IAIABC, the board sets the vision, mission and strategic direction of the Association.

The appointment was announced on September 15, 2022, during the IAIABC’s annual convention, held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“I am delighted to be joining the Board of Directors of the IAIABC and look forward to working with my fellow Board members to help advance the association’s delivery of workers’ compensation benefits and services to its jurisdictional members around the world.” stated Marshall.

Marshall, of Richmond, was appointed to the Commission in 2012. From 1988 to 2012, he was an attorney in private practice, primarily representing plaintiffs in workers’ compensation, employment and other civil litigation. He was educated at the University of Virginia where he earned his B.A. with distinction in 1985 and his J.D. in 1988. Commissioner Marshall serves on the Executive Committee of the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators, the Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions and was a founding member of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court. In 2015, he was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.

The IAIABC was founded in 1914 to provide information and education on workers’ compensation policy, regulation, and administration. Today, the IAIABC is the largest trade association of workers' compensation jurisdictional agencies in North America.


About The Commission
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (VWC), established in 1918, is an independent judicial and administrative state agency that oversees the workers’ compensation system for employees, employers, and insurers. VWC interprets and applies the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act and resolves claims through hearings and mediation.

The Commission is led by a Senior Leadership team consisting of three Commissioners, an Executive Director and a Chief Deputy Commissioner. Commissioners are selected by the General Assembly and serve six-year terms. Honorable R. Ferrell Newman, Honorable Wesley G. Marshall and Honorable Robert A. Rapaport currently serve as Commissioners. The Commissioners elect a Chairman to serve a three-year term. Commissioner Rapaport currently serves as Chairman. Ms. Evelyn V. McGill is the Commission’s Executive Director and the Honorable James J. Szablewicz is the Commission’s Chief Deputy Commissioner.

Leading the way in electronic data and claims filing systems, in 2021 VWC processed over 34,000 claims and issued over 3,000 judicial opinions. VWC also administers the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund, the Uninsured Employer’s Fund, and adjudicates claims under the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, VWC operates regional offices in Bristol, Virginia Beach, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Manassas and Fairfax.

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