FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2005

CONTACT:
Christine Baker
510-622-3959


Kristen Schwenkmeyer reappointed to the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation

OAKLAND -- The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce that Kristen Schwenkmeyer, a member of the Commission since its inception in 1994, has been reappointed to CHSWC by the Senate Rules Committee chaired by Don Perata. Ms. Schwenkmeyer, whose term extends through 2008, represents employers.

Kristen Schwenkmeyer is Secretary-Treasurer of Gordon and Schwenkmeyer, a telemarketing firm. Prior to her current position, she was Political Director of the California Democratic Party from 1983-1985. Ms. Schwenkmeyer has also served as staff aide to Supervisory Ralph Clark of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Senator John Glenn in Washington DC. Kristen Schwenkmeyer received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

CHSWC, created by the workers' compensation reform legislation of 1993, 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 at www.dir.ca.gov/chswc, by writing to Christine Baker, CHSWC Executive Officer, 1515 Clay Street, Room 901, Oakland, California 94612, or by calling (510) 622-3959.

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