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2017 Theme: Kentucky Derby (Get your Bow Ties & Big Hats Ready)

CWC & Risk Conference 
Host Hotel: Monarch Beach Resort (Formerly St. Regis) Dana Point, CA 
Conference & Expo: September 6-8, 2017
Charity Golf Tournament: September 5, 2017
Pre-Conference: September 5, 2017 (1pm-5pm) Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion Hosted by:The Alliance of Women in W/C

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2017 Speaker Submission Deadline 3/15/17
Click Here : 2017 Speaker Proposal Form
Risk Managers/Directors, WC Managers/Directors, HR Managers/Directors & CFOs that are interested in speaking in 2017 please complete the speaker form and return to lanettehanson@cwcriskconference.org

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2017 Hotel Information

Host Hotel:

Monarch Beach Resort (Formerly St.Regis)

Overflow Hotels:

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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 (9/4) arrivals – four (4) night minimum required

-Tuesday (9/5) arrivals – three (3) night minimum

2017 Advisory Board

Conference Chairs
Denise Evans, Director of WC Claims (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)
Robert Cartwright, Safety & Health Manager (Bridgestone)
Heidi Bastien, Director of Risk Management (Rubio's Restaurants, Inc.)
William Zachry, Senior Fellow (Sedgwick)
Carol Lucas, Workers' Compensation Manager (L3 Technologies)
Barry Wilson, Risk Manager (Phillips Edison)
Jon Wroten, Sr. VP Regulatory Compliance & Quality (Sedgwick)
Scott Ritto, VP Risk Management (Kilroy Realty Corporation)
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)
Shaun Jackson, Director of Risk Management (El Pollo Loco, Inc.)
Ron Gray, Director of Risk Management (Anaheim Elementary School District)
Rick Sumner, Director Risk Management (Bodega Latina Corporation)
Dawn Watkins, Director (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Eric Spalsbury, Director of Risk Management (Stanley Steemer)
Michael Simmons, Director of Risk Management (Riverside Community College District)
Sheryl Higa, Risk Management Analyst (Toyota Motor North America)
Tyrone Spears, Workers' Compensation Administrator (City of Los Angeles)
John Shin, Director, Risk Management (
BrightView Landscapes, 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)
Scott Gardner, VP of Pleasanton Claims (California State Compensation Insurance Fund)
Diana Rich, Principal (Clark Enterprise Partners)
Xavier Piequet, VP National 
Workers' Compensation Manager (Old Republic Contractors Insurance Group)
Stephanie Creech, Sr. Risk Management & Insurance Analyst II (EXPRESS)

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

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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