Lansing, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced the appointment of Phillip Hendges, of Lansing, to the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission (MCAC).
The nine-member commission, reorganized by Executive Order 2011-6, reviews appeals decisions in cases involving the areas of unemployment insurance benefits and workers’ compensation.
“Phil is an experienced professional and I look forward to his contributions to the commission,” said Snyder.
Hendges is an attorney in the Office of Regulatory Reinvention where he supports the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Reinventing Performance in Michigan Initiative. He previously worked as a policy adviser for the Senate Majority Office from 2001-2003 and 2008-2011. He also worked as legislative director for state Sen. Alan Sanborn, and served as special assistant and regional director for U.S. Sen. Spencer Abraham and worked as a law clerk for MCAC’s predecessor, the Workers’ Compensation Appellate Commission. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Albion College and a degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He replaces Lester Owczarski.
Hendges will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring July 31, 2017. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
Source: MI Governor’s Office