The Norman Transcript

August 27, 2013

Fallin appoints first workers’ comp commissioner

Associated Press
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin has selected a longtime Oklahoma businessman as her first appointee to the new Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Fallin on Monday announced she has chosen Troy Wilson Sr. for the post. The Legislature created the commission last year as part of a transition from the current court-based workers’ compensation system to an administrative one. The governor appoints all three members of the commission, who must be confirmed by the Senate.

Wilson is a native of Blackwell and a longtime employee of Xerox Corporation. He also owned his own business brokerage company and was the CEO of Montgomery Bank.

Fallin said Wilson knows the importance of treating injured workers fairly and the impact of workers’ compensation costs to a company’s bottom line.