Lowry names Schurke to Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Mike Lowry has named Judy Schurke of Olympia to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals.

Schurke, 42, represents business interests on the board. She currently manages the workers' compensation self-insurance program for The Boeing Company, responsible for administering claims and benefits for the company's employees.

"Judy will bring a great deal of workers' compensation experience to the board," Lowry said. "I look forward to having her share her understanding and perspectives in these issues."

Schurke has 22 years of experience in workers' compensation claims and benefits, beginning in 1974 in claims administration with the Department of Labor and Industries. She held several positions within the agency, promoting to the self-insurance program compliance supervisor for the agency.

Schurke is a graduate of the Evergreen State College. She also has worked with the Association of Washington Business workers' compensation committee, Washington Self Insurers Association and the Risk Insurance Managers Society.

The three-member board hears and makes final decisions on industrial insurance appeals. She replaces Bob McCallister, who retires from the board Aug. 1, and will fill the remainder of his term until 1999. She will receive a salary of $70,244.

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For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.