Appointed Commissioner of the Workers’ Compensation Commission in March 2005, R. Karl Aumann was subsequently named as Chairman in October 2005. Immediately prior to this appointment, he served as Maryland’s Secretary of State. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University in Maryland in 1982. Chairman Aumann received his J.D. in 1985 from the University of Baltimore, School of Law and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1986. He was an associate with the Towson firm of Power & Mosner and later with the Baltimore office of Miles & Stockbridge. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush appointed him Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to the Appalachian Regional Commission. From 1994 until 2003, Chairman Aumann served as Chief Administrator and District Director for Congressman Robert Ehrlich. Chairman Aumann served as president of the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators and is co-chair of the Adjudication Committee of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. He has served since 2010 as a board member of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary, and since 2006 as a board member of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association.