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

2016 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: October 4, 2016
Conference & Expo: October 5-7, 2016
Theme:"Masquerade Gala Theme"
Motivational Keynote Speaker:Ray Lewis (Sponsored by Sedgwick)
Ray Lewis is widely considered to be one of the most dominant defensive players in NFL history. Lewis led the Baltimore Ravens to two Super Bowl titles, and was named Super Bowl MVP in 2000. The thirteen time Pro-Bowler was also named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice. Today, Lewis devotes his time to being a father as well as an analyst for the NFL on ESPN.
Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Pre-Conference Meeting: October 4th
Hosted by:The CA Ambassadors for The Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation 

Attendee Registration:

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


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 or overflow hotels 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 (KSL resorts bought the hotel and just completed a $40 million dollar renovation). 



Hotel Waitlist Contact: 1-800-722-1543

Waitlist: the same waitlist is in effect, it was just transferred over in the same order the St. Regis had it.


Overflow Hotels:

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa  (219.00 per night)

25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point  California  92629

Reservations: 949-661-5000

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel ( Sold Out)

1 Ritz Carlton Dr.,  Dana Point, CA 92629

Hotel Waitlist Contact: 1-877-266-6065 

2016 Advisory Board
Conference Chairs
Denise Evans, Workers' Compensation Manager (Staffmark)
Kurt Leisure, Vice President, Risk Services/Assets Protection (The Cheesecake Factory)
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)
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)
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)

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
Email 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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