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CWC & Risk Conference 
Host Hotel: Monarch Beach Resort (Formerly St. Regis) Dana Point, CA 
Conference & Expo: September 3-6, 2019
Charity Golf Tournament: September 3, 2019
AWWC Pre-Conference Leadership Forum: September 3, 2019

Theme: "Wild Wild West"

Call for Speakers!
Speaker Submission Deadline 1/5/19

Risk Managers/Directors, WC Managers/Directors, HR Managers/Directors & CFOs that are interested in speaking in 2019 please complete the speaker form and return to logistics@cwcriskconference.org

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Host Hotel:

Monarch Beach Resort (Formerly St. Regis)



Overflow Hotels:

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa ($249.00 per night)



The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel ($349 per night)



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 (9/2) arrivals – four (4) night minimum required

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

Advisory Board

Executive Director
Lanette Hanson

Conference Chairs
Denise Evans, Director of WC Claims (Staffmark)
Kurt Leisure, Vice President, Risk Services/Assets Protection (The Cheesecake Factory)
Dan Holden, Risk Manager (BBSI)
Robert Cartwright Jr., Division Manager, Environmental-Health-Safety and Sustainability (Bridgestone)
Heidi Bastien, Director of Risk Management (El Pollo Loco)
Carol Lucas, Workers' Compensation Manager (L3 Technologies)
Scott Ritto, VP Risk Management (Kilroy Realty Corporation)
Linda Locklear, Sr. Casualty Claims Consultant (Aon
Shaun Jackson, Executive Director of Risk & Insurance (Panda Restaurant Group)
Ron Gray, Risk Manager (Rowland Unified School District)
Eric Spalsbury, Director of Risk Management (Stanley Steemer
Sheryl Higa, Risk Management Analyst (Farmer Brothers)
Tyrone Spears, Workers' Compensation Administrator (City of Los Angeles)
Becky Yee, Risk Manager (County of LA, Community Development Commission)
Diana Rich, Risk Management (Foundation Building Materials)

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

Medical Chair
Douglas Benner, MD, Medical Director (Marriott International)

Board Members
Stephanie Creech, Risk Manager (ODW Logistics, Inc)
Barry Wilson, Risk Manager (Phillips Edison
Monica M. Lichtenstein, VP of Operations (EK Health)
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 (Markel Corp)
Loyella Coutts, Director of Human Resources (Continental Currency Services)
Mike Alio, Director of Risk Management (County of Orange)
Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis (Safety National)
Michelle Middendorf (Stanley Steemer)

Honorary Board Members - Retired

Scott Gardner (California State Compensation Insurance Fund)
Ronnie Caplane, (Zenith Insurance Company, Former Chair of the WCAB)
William Zachry (Sedgwick)
Cora Lee (State of California)
Jon Wroten (Sedgwick)
Drenee Miners (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


Continuing Education credits will be offered at the 2018 California WC & Risk Conference for the following licensees:


Adjusters, Agents, Claims Professionals, Brokers         CA Department of Insurance P & C Agent and Independent Adjuster Approval- 15 hours; CA WC Adjuster 15 hours

Attorneys                                                                      MCLE CA Approval- 15 hours

Nurses                                                                          CA Board of Nursing & National Approval- 15 hours (except IA)

Certified Case Manager                                              CCMC Approved- 15 hours

Human Resources Professional                                   Approved- 15 hours

               CSP Cert Safety Professional                                       Approved- 15 hours


**Adjusters, Agents, CCM, and HRCI:  the states and boards have approved per day of activity.  For credits to be awarded you must attend in full for that day.

Day 1-    7 hours (must attend in full)

                                Day 2-    5 hours (must attend in full)

                                Day 3-    3 hours (must attend in full)

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