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

2016 CWC & Risk Conference
St. Regis - Dana Point, CA
Charity Golf Tournament: October 4th, 2016
Conference & Expo: October 5th - 7th, 2016


2016 Sponsorships
2016 Exhibitor Badge Registration

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


2015 Speaker Handouts
email to receive material

Recent Press Release:


Advisory Board
Conference Chairs
Denise Evans, Director of Workers' Comp Claims (Staffmark)
Kurt Leisure, (VP, Risk Services/Assets Protection) The Cheesecake Factory
Daniel Holden, Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance (Daimler Trucks North America)
Barry Wilson, Director of Risk Management & Insurance (EXPRESS)
Scott Ritto, Sr. Director, Risk Management (Kilroy Realty Corporation) 
Jon Wroten , Sr. VP Regulatory Compliance & Quality (Sedgwick)
Mark Walls, VP Communications & Strategic Analysis (Safety National)
Linda Locklear (Former Bank of the West)

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)
Heidi Bastien, Director of Risk Management (Rubio’s Restaurants, Inc.)
Monica Lichtenstein, Director of Claims Operations -  Global Risk Management  (Aramark)
Becky Yee, Risk Manager (County of LA, Community Development Commission)
Carol Lucas, Workers' Compensation Manager (L-3 Communications Corporation)
Mike Alio, Director of Risk Management (County of Orange)
Erika Freiling, Sr. Claims Adjuster (FirstComp Insurance)
Scott Gardner, Operations Manager (California State Compensation Insurance Fund)
Ellis Green, Risk Manager (City of Ventura)
Sheryl Higa, Risk Management Specialist (City of Beverly Hills )
Cecilia Zapien-Hernandez, Risk Manager /Human Resources (Dunn-Edwards Corp)
Shaun Jackson, Director of Risk Management (El Pollo Loco, Inc.)
Cora Lee, State of CA Dept. of Industrial Relations DWC
Ryan  McGuinness, Senior Director Risk Management (Rite Aid Corporation)
Drenée Miners  Assistant Vice President / Governmental Affairs (Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc)
Diana  Rich, Clark Enterprise Partners
John  Shin, Risk Manager (ValleyCrest Landscape Companies)
Michael Simmons, Director of Risk Management (Riverside Community College District)
Tyrone  Spears  Workers' Compensation Administrator  City of Los Angeles
Rick Sumner, Director Risk Management (Bodega Latina Corporation)
Dawn Watkins, Director (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Fernando Barajas, Risk Manager (UPS)
David DePaolo, President/CEO (
Robert  Johnson, Managing Partner (The Solomon Group LLC)

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

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

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



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