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Our new Commissioner made some personnel changes at DWC. Barbara Salyers is the new Chief
Deputy. Her stated job duties are management and oversight of DWC operations and liaison with
TDI-Hobby administration and operations. Amy Lee and the Research and Evaluation Group now
report directly to Ms. Salyers. Patricia Gilbert, former Executive Deputy Commissioner for
Operations retired and Joe McElrath is now the Deputy Commissioner for Business Process, a
position similar to that previously held by Ms. Gilbert. Kathy McMaster will serve in a new position
called Deputy Commission of Claims and Customer Services (previously Field Operations). Kristen
Harmon is the new Director of External Relations. It remains to be seen what the impact of all of
these changes will be, but we will continue to keep an eye on things over at the Division.