The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Nominating Commission has advised the Governor of its recommendation of three individuals for consideration for an appointment as a workers’ compensation Administrative Law Judge for a term expiring December 31, 2011.

The nominees are:  Edward D. Hays, John Wesley Mann, and Tram Runnels. 

Hays is a workers’ compensation practitioner and partner with the Danville, Kentucky firm of Sheehan, Barnett, Hays, Dean and Pennington, P.S.C.  Hays was previously nominated for the position of Commissioner of the Department of Workers’ Claims.   Hays is a 1973 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Mann, an Eastern Kentucky native, is Assistant General Counsel with the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims, serving as the Chief Workers’ Compensation Specialist in the Division of Ombudsman and Workers’ Compensation Specialist Services. Mann is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law.  In 1997, he was an Arbitrator with the Department of Workers’ Claims.

Runnels is a Western Kentucky attorney. 

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