CWC & RISK CONFERENCE 10/4/16-10/7/16

2016 CWC & Risk Conference
Host Hotel: St. Regis - Dana Point, CA
Charity Golf Tournament: October 4th, 2016
Conference & Expo: October 5th - 7th, 2016
Theme:"Masquerade Gala Theme"

Limited Exhibitor space available please contact Kristi Hanson
Cell: (312) 489-1677

2016 Advisory Board
Conference Chairs
Denise Evans, Workers' Compensation Manager (Staffmark)
Kurt Leisure, Vice President, Risk Services/Assets Protection (The Cheesecake Factory)
William Zachry, Group VP Risk Management (Albertson's)
Pamela F. Ferrandino, EVP & Sr. Principal, National Casualty (Willis Towers Watson)
Daniel Holden, Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance (Daimler Trucks North America LLC)
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)
Robert Cartwright, Safety & Health Manager (Bridgestone)
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)
Heidi Bastien, Director of Risk Management (Rubio's Restaurants, Inc.)
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)
Ryan McGuinness, Senior Director Risk Management (Rite Aid 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 Services, Inc)
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)
David DePaolo, President/CEO (

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

Attendee, Sponsors & Exhibitors & Golf Registration:

Kristi Hanson, Director of Communications




Speaker Proposals, Media Requests, and Advisory Board Interest:

Lanette Hanson, Executive Director: 

Office: 704-930-2878

Cell: 704-907-2621


2015 Speaker Handouts
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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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