Raleigh, NC – Governor Roy Cooper recently appointed Wanda Blanche Taylor and Adrian A. Phillips to serve as Commissioners on the North Carolina Industrial Commission for six-year terms, subject to confirmation by the North Carolina General Assembly.
Taylor is a native of Plymouth, North Carolina. She is a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and received her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and her undergraduate degree at Duke University.
Currently, Taylor is the Director of Litigation/Counsel at Key Risk Insurance (a Berkley Company), and she also serves as a member of the North Carolina Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners. Previously, Taylor served as a Deputy Commissioner at the Industrial Commission for twenty years, including as Chief Deputy Commissioner. She has also represented both employees and employers/insurers in private practice.
Phillips is a native of Burlington, North Carolina. She has served as a Deputy Commissioner at the Industrial Commission since 2002. Before joining the Commission, Phillips worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Tort Claims Section of the North Carolina Department of Justice where she was assigned to the Industrial Commission as Agency Counsel and Fraud Prosecutor for the Commission’s Fraud Investigation Section.
Prior to that, Phillips prosecuted Medicaid fraud cases for the North Carolina Department of Justice and served as an Assistant District Attorney in former prosecutorial District 9A (Caswell and Person Counties). Phillips received her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law and her undergraduate degree at Bennett College.
Source: NC Industrial Commission