Sarah Morrison Officially Appointed as Administrator and CEO of BWC
COLUMBUS – In April 2016, Sarah Morrison was sworn in as Ohio’s interim administrator and CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Shortly afterwards, on May 17, 2016, Governor John R. Kasich officially named her as the administrator and CEO.
Morrison, who has served as the bureau’s chief legal officer since 2012, replaces Steve Buehrer who recently announced that he would be leaving state government effective April 15, 2016, after more than five years leading the agency.
"Sarah has been an important part of the BWC leadership team that helped drive our state’s workplace injury rate below the national average and provided Ohio businesses with $4.3 billion in rate cuts, rebates and credits," the governor said in a statement. “I am confident she will build on that record of achievement and continue BWC's work to strengthen Ohio's business environment.”
Ms. Morrison has been with BWC since 2012 after working for 15 years in private law practice. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School.
“I’m excited to serve in this new role and I look forward to working with all of BWC’s partners to continue on our path to becoming a world-class insurance carrier,” said Morrison.