Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed Brad Austin to the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board. The board hears and resolves disputed benefits claims, and oversees the Workers' Compensation system.
Austin is the training coordinator and instructor of United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 262 in Juneau and is a part-time adjunct professor at the University of Alaska Southeast.
Austin is the former owner and operator of Glacier Plumbing and Heating, and formerly worked at Harri Plumbing and Heating and Cameron Plumbing. He represents labor on the board.
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