December 16, 2019
Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner Joseph S. Cortese II announced that attorney Jessica Cleereman will join the Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation as a Deputy Workers' Compensation Commissioner.
Cleereman graduated from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1999, and Cum Laude from Valparaiso University School of Law in Valparaiso, Indiana, in 2005. Following graduation from law school, Cleereman has practiced in Iowa with an emphasis in workers' compensation law with the Grefe & Sidney Law Firm, Nationwide Insurance, and the Huber, Book, Lanz & McConkey Law Firm.
Cleereman's start date with DWC will be January 24, 2020. She will replace former Deputy Commissioner Toby Gordon, who left the agency in August 2019.