The Industrial Commission announced on August 4, 2021 the appointments of Jessica N. Holmes and Samuel A. Scudder as deputy commissioners. Ms. Holmes will be assigned to the Raleigh office. She comes to the Commission with a background in labor and employment law and served two terms on the Wake County Board of Commissioners.

Mr. Scudder will also be assigned to the Raleigh and previously practiced in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury for over 30 years. He is a certified mediator in North Carolina and a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in workers’ compensation.