2017 Registration is OPEN!

2017 CWC & Risk Conference
Host Hotel: Monarch Beach Resort formerly St.Regis - Dana Point, CA 
 (KSL resorts bought the St.Regis and just completed a 40 million dollar renovation)
Charity Golf Tournament: September 5, 2017
Leadership & Diversity Pre-Conference Meeting: September 5, 2017
Conference & Expo: September 6-8, 2017
Theme: check back soon! 
Motivational Keynote Speaker: Check back soon!

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

Sponsor, Exhibitor & Attendee Registration: 
Contact: Kristi Hanson
Email: kristihanson@cwcriskconference.org


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 (10/3) arrivals – four (4) night minimum required

-Tuesday (10/4) arrivals – three (3) night minimum

Host Hotel: 

Monarch Beach Resort formerly St. Regis  



2016 Advisory Board
Conference Chairs
Denise Evans, Workers' Compensation Manager (Staffmark)
Kurt Leisure, Vice President, Risk Services/Assets Protection (The Cheesecake Factory)
Ronnie Caplane, VP/Claims Legal (Zenith Insurance Company)
Daniel Holden, Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance (Daimler Trucks North America LLC)
William Zachry, Group VP Risk Management (Albertson's)
Robert Cartwright, Safety & Health Manager (Bridgestone)
Barry Wilson, Risk Manager (Phillips Edison) 
Pamela F. Ferrandino, EVP & Sr. Principal, National Casualty (Willis Towers Watson)
Jon Wroten, Sr. VP Regulatory Compliance & Quality (Sedgwick)
Scott Ritto, VP Risk Management (Kilroy Realty Corporation)
Heidi Bastien, Director of Risk Management (Rubio's Restaurants, Inc.)
Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis (Safety National)
Linda Locklear, Sr. Casualty Claims Consultant (Aon)  

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

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

Board Members

Dawn Alvarado, Workers' Compensation Administrator (City of Los Angeles)
Monica M. Lichtenstein, Director of Claims Operations/Claims/Global Risk Management (Aramark)
Fernando Barajas, Risk Manager (UPS)
Sheryl Higa, Risk Management Specialist (City of Beverly Hills)
Shaun Jackson, Director of Risk Management (El Pollo Loco, Inc.)
Ron Gray, Director of Risk Management (AccentCare)
Carol Lucas, Workers' Compensation Manager (L-3 Communications Corporation)
Rick Sumner, Director Risk Management (Bodega Latina Corporation)
Dawn Watkins, Director (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Cora Lee, DIR/DWC (State of California)
Michael Simmons, Director of Risk Management  (Riverside Community College District)
Tyrone Spears, Workers' Compensation Administrator (City of Los Angeles)
Scott Gardner, Operations Manager (California State Compensation Insurance Fund)
Drenée  Miners, Assistant Vice President/Governmental Affairs (Gallagher Bassett)
Diana Rich, Principal (Clark Enterprise Partners)
John Shin, Risk Manager (ValleyCrest Landscape Companies)
Robert Johnson, Managing Partner (The Solomon Group LLC)
Erika Freiling, Senior Claims Adjuster (FirstComp Insurance)
Becky Yee, Risk Manager (County of LA, Community Development Commission)
Loyella Coutts, Director of Human Resources (Continental Currency Services)
Mike Alio, Director of Risk Management (County of Orange)

Attendee, Sponsors & Exhibitors & Golf Registration:

Kristi Hanson, Director of Communications


Email: kristihanson@cwcriskconference.org 


Speaker Proposals, Media Requests, and Advisory Board Interest:

Lanette Hanson, Executive Director: 

Office: 704-930-2878

Cell: 704-907-2621

Email: lanettehanson@cwcriskconference.org

2015 Speaker Handouts
Email kristihanson@cwcriskconference.org to receive material 

Recent Press Release:


2015 CEU Credits

(Program name: California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference)

WorkCompCentral is the Approved Continuing Education Credit Provider for this Event

CE Credit Hours for California

Broker Fire/Casualty :18

Claims Professional:18

MCLE / Legal Specialization: 18 

HR Certification Institute is the Pre-Approved Continuing Education Credit Provider for HR Credits PHR, SPHR, & GPHR

CE Credit Hours 14

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