Ohio Gov. Names Kielmeyer BWC Interim Administrator

June 6, 2005

Ohio Gov. Bob Taft announced the appointment of Tina Kielmeyer as the interim administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).

Kielmeyer, a 23-year veteran of the BWC, has been serving as the Bureau’s assistant administrator and chief operating officer (COO) since April 2004.

Prior to being named assistant administrator and COO, Kielmeyer served as chief of the BWC’s Injury Management Services Division and was reportedly instrumental in developing and implementing the BWC’s managed care Health Partnership Program.

Kielmeyer is a graduate of the Ohio State University’s College of Business with a specialized major area of study in insurance and risk management. She has spent her career at BWC in the operational functions of workers’ compensation insurance and is experienced in the areas of claims processing, injury management and risk management.

Gov. Taft also announced the creation of a management review team to assist interim administrator Kielmeyer with transition issues and to help manage a thorough review of the BWC’s investment portfolio. Gov. Taft charged Kielmeyer and the team to do the following and make an initial report to him within 45 days:

* Complete a systematic review of the BWC investment portfolio, including a review of internal audit and control systems.
* Contract, if necessary, with independent evaluators to assist with the investment review.
* Assess BWC investment management and audit staffing.
* Consult on these matters with the BWC Oversight Commission.
* Cooperate fully with all ongoing investigations and audits.

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