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CWC & Risk Conference 
Host Hotel: Monarch Beach Resort (Formerly St. Regis) Dana Point, CA 
Conference & Expo: September 5-7, 2018
Charity Golf Tournament: September 4, 2018
Pre-Conference Leadership Forum: September 4, 2018

  • Submit to Lanette Hanson - lanettehanson@cwcriskconference.org
  • Deadline for submission - 1/5/18


Continuing Education credits will be offered at the 2017 CWC & Risk Conference for the following licensees:

Adjusters and Agents (Brokers)       CA Department of Insurance:

            P&C Agent Approval for 18 hours

             Independent Adjuster Approval for 18 hours

             CA WC Adjuster Approval for 18 hours

Attorneys                                                      MCLE CA Approval for 18 hours

Nurses                                                            CA Board of Nursing & National Approval for 18 hours (except IA)

Certified Case Manager                         CCMC Approval for 18 hours

Human Resources Professional        HRCI Approval for 16.50 hours

2018 Hotel Information

Host Hotel:

Monarch Beach Resort (Formerly St.Regis)

Important Conference Hotel Booking Requirements:

You must be a registered attendee/exhibitor/sponsor or speaker in order to have a room at the Host Hotel at the discounted rate. Unregistered attendees rooms will be canceled.

Please note,  minimum night stay requirements

-Monday (9/3) arrivals – four (4) night minimum required

-Tuesday (9/4) arrivals – three (3) night minimum

Advisory Board

Conference Chairs

Denise Evans, Director of WC Claims (Staffmark)
Kurt Leisure, Vice President, Risk Services/Assets Protection (The Cheesecake Factory)
Dan Holden, Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance (Daimler Trucks North America LLC)
Robert Cartwright Jr., 
Division Manager, Environmental-Health-Safety and Sustainability (Bridgestone)
Heidi Bastien, Director of Risk Management (Rubio's Restaurants, Inc.)
Carol Lucas, Workers' Compensation Manager (L3 Technologies)
Scott Ritto, VP Risk Management (Kilroy Realty Corporation)
Linda Locklear, Sr. Casualty Claims Consultant (Aon)

Shaun Jackson, Director of Risk Management (El Pollo Loco, Inc.)
Ron Gray, Director of Risk Management (Anaheim Elementary School District)
Eric Spalsbury, Director of Risk Management (Stanley Steemer
Sheryl Higa, Claims/Risk Management Manager (Service King Collision Repair)
Tyrone Spears, Workers' Compensation Administrator (City of Los Angeles)
Becky Yee, Risk Manager (County of LA, Community Development Commission)
Diana Rich, Principal (Clark Enterprise Partners)

Legal Chair
Brian Egan, Partner (Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP)

Medical Chair
Douglas Benner, MD, National Medical Director (Macy's)

Board Members
Stephanie Creech, Sr. Risk Management & Insurance Analyst II (EXPRESS)
Jon Wroten, Sr. VP Regulatory Compliance & Quality (Sedgwick)
Barry Wilson, Risk Manager (Phillips Edison
William Zachry, Senior Fellow (Sedgwick)
Ronnie Caplane, (Former Chair of the WCAB)
Monica M. Lichtenstein, Director of Claims Operations/Claims/Global Risk Management (Aramark)
Fernando Barajas, Risk Manager (UPS)
Rick Sumner, Director of Risk Management (Ulta Beauty)
Dawn Watkins, Director (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Michael Simmons, Director of Risk Management (Riverside Community College District)
John Shin, Director of Risk Management (
Monarch Landscape Companies)
Erika Freiling, Senior Claims Adjuster (FirstComp Insurance)
Loyella Coutts, Director of Human Resources (Continental Currency Services)
Mike Alio, Director of Risk Management (County of Orange)
Scott Gardner, VP of Pleasanton Claims (California State Compensation Insurance Fund)
Xavier Piequet, VP National 
Workers' Compensation Manager (Old Republic Contractors Insurance Group)
Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis (Safety National)
Cora Lee, VP of CA Compliance (Gallagher Bassett)

Focus of CWC & Risk Conference

  • This event will address the new legal requirements, as well as the particular cost containment challenges faced by CA employers in the workers’ comp market

  • Gather the top risk professionals together to share experiences and gain expertise

  • This strong educational program will focus on Cutting-Edge Risk Management Strategies

  • Cost containment solutions for employers: Cost containment strategies, solutions and legal updates for surviving today’s workers compensation market in California

  • Great networking opportunities with industry experts and service providers

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