FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2007

CONTACT:
Christine Baker
510-622-3959


Two New Commissioners Appointed to CHSWC

OAKLAND -- The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) announces that Catherine Aguilar of San Diego and Sean McNally of Bakersfield have been appointed to the Commission by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Their appointments are effective immediately.

Since 2005, Catherine Aguilar serves as manager of workers' compensation for San Diego County Schools Joint Powers Authority. From 2001 to 2005, Aguilar was director of workers' compensation for Tristar Risk Management, where she previously served as manager of the San Diego branch. Aguilar was vice president of workers' compensation for Ward North America from 1999 to 2001 and regional manager of workers' compensation for COSTCO Wholesale Warehouses on the East Coast. She is a member of the California Coalition of Workers' Compensation and the Public Agency Risk Management Association.

Sean McNally has served as legal counsel and vice president of human resources for Grimmway Farms since 1997. McNally previously was an attorney for the employment and workers' compensation defense law firm, Hanna Brophy, from 1991 to 1997. He is a member of the State Bar of California and a member of the Self-Insured Security Fund, Board of Trustees.

CHSWC is charged with overseeing the health and safety and workers' compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation. CHSWC was established to conduct a continuing examination of the workers' compensation system and of the state's activities to prevent industrial injuries and occupational diseases and to examine those programs in other states.

Information about CHSWC is available on the CHSWC web site www.dir.ca.gov/chswc, by contacting CHSWC by writing to 1515 Clay Street, Room 901, Oakland, 94612; by phone at (510) 622-3959: by fax at (510) 622-3265; or by email chswc@dir.ca.gov.

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