Commissioner Dave Falstad was appointed to complete the six-year term of former commission Chairperson, Bob Glaser, who retired in 2013, and was appointed to another six-year term in 2015. Dave was previously a commissioner at LIRC from 1995 to 2007, and was the Chairperson of the commission from 1998 to 2004. Dave received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, and received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1964. Dave spent 25 years in the private sector, concentrating his career at Case-IH, a Fortune 500 multinational manufacturing corporation, where he was Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel. Prior to his recent appointment to the commission, Dave served as a Waukesha County Supervisor and chaired the County Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee. He also served on the Wisconsin Counties Association's Judicial and Public Safety Steering Commission and was a member of the Waukesha County Airport Operations Commission. Dave also had 11 years of leadership experience at the regional level as a former commissioner and chairperson of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
Chairperson Michael Gillick was a partner in the firm of Gillick, Wicht, Gillick & Graf. That firm has, for almost seventy years, represented injured workers in worker’s compensation and related claims. Mr. Gillick has a J.D. from Marquette University Law School, where he was the editor in chief of the Law Review. He has lectured and published on worker’s compensation in Wisconsin and elsewhere. He also holds a Ph.D. in philosophy. His area of expertise is the foundation of morality, and he has lectured and published on that subject in the United States and elsewhere. He is an ethics judge for BBB’s ethics award program
Commissioner Georgia Maxwell brings nearly three decades of public and private sector experience in senior management, legislative and public policy to her leadership role at the Labor and Industry Review Commission, which provides fair and impartial reviews of employment law decisions made by administrative law judges in cases involving Unemployment Insurance, Worker's Compensation and Equal Rights. She most recently served as the Deputy Secretary for the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) from July 2015 through October 2017. She previously served as Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) from April 2013 until July 2015, and was DWD's Assistant Deputy Secretary from January 2011 until April 2013. Throughout her career in state government, Commissioner Maxwell has been instrumental in developing and advising on law change proposals related to unemployment insurance, worker's compensation and fair employment law, and has worked tirelessly at ensuring that law changes are interpreted and implemented consist with legislative intent. She helped navigate groundbreaking legislation through the Wisconsin State Legislature to modernize and bring common-sense reforms to the Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Program.
Additionally, Commissioner Maxwell has served on the Wisconsin Technical College Board and has played a leading role in implementing policies that have encouraged greater collaboration between education, industry, workforce and economic development agencies and institutions. Prior to her work at DWD and DFI, Commissioner Maxwell held a variety of positions in public affairs at the Maxwell Group, Inc. and the Wisconsin Credit Union League and, prior to that, she spent over 10 years working in the state capitol as a legislative assistant, committee clerk and chief of staff to Senate and Assembly Republican leaders.
General Counsel, Anita Krasno has been a staff attorney at the Labor and Industry Review Commission for 25 years, focusing primarily on Equal Rights. Anita hails from Whitefish Bay, and received both her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.