AUSTIN – Commissioner of Insurance David Mattax has appointed four members to serve on a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel, which helps interpret and apply National Council on Compensation Insurance rules to disputes brought by policyholders.

Jim Gavin of Austin is the director of insurance information for the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas where he provides ongoing training to insurance agents. He is a volunteer for the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank, United Regional Healthcare Foundation, Camp Fire Boys & Girls and Notre Dame Catholic School Board. Mr. Gavin is a graduate of St. Edward’s University.

Thomas Glasson of Dallas is the state government affairs officer for American International Group where he serves as the primary legislative and Department of Insurance contact in five southeastern states.  He is a member of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriting Society and Dallas Fort Worth Risk Management Society. He volunteers for the Arthritis foundation, Senior Source, and Junior Achievement Toys for Tots. Mr. Glasson received his degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Thomas Veitch of San Antonio is an attorney and senior shareholder for Langley & Banak. He holds the Certified Insurance Counselors, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriting designations and has more than 50 years’ experience in insurance related fields. Mr. Veitch is a life member of the Texas Bar foundation, and a member of the State Bar of Texas and American Bar Association. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and has a law degree from St. Mary’s University.

David Voldan of Arlington is a Field Audit Manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company where he is responsible for the completion of premium audits in a territory that includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. He has worked as a premium auditor or manager in the casualty insurance business for 24 years. Mr. Voldan is a member of Premium Audit Advisory Services, National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors and Insurance Auditors Association of the Southeast. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University.

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