Gov. Sarah Sanders announced on Tuesday (Jan. 17) that she will appoint Michael Mayton to the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission and Doyle Webb as the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) chair.
Mayton’s appointment will expire on Dec. 31, 2027, and he will replace Christopher Palmer. Webb’s board appointment will expire on Jan. 14, 2029, and he will replace Kimberly A. O’Guinn. As chair, he will replace Katie Anderson, who will continue as an APSC member.
“I am proud to appoint Michael Mayton to the Workers’ Compensation Commission and Doyle Webb to chair the Arkansas Public Service Commission — two respected, qualified leaders whose service will benefit every hardworking Arkansan,” Sanders said in a statement. “Michael is a top-notch attorney who has decades of experience successfully handling workers’ compensation cases, and Doyle has been an accomplished public servant, having spent his career working to improve the lives of Arkansans.
“I am pleased that both of them have agreed to take on these critical positions to help make Arkansas the best place to live, work, and raise a family.”
Mayton, a Little Rock native, graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Mayton is a lawyer in private practice specializing in the defense of employers and insurance carriers.
Webb graduated with a Juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, now Bowen. Webb worked as an attorney for the Arkansas Department of Labor. He established his law firm in Benton, where he practiced law for 25 years.
In 1994, Webb was elected to the Arkansas State Senate, representing Saline and Perry counties. After his tenure in the state senate ended, Webb served as the Republican Party of Arkansas chairman from 2008-2020.