Conference Theme:Roaring 20s
Conference & Expo: 9/30/2015 - 10/2/2015
Charity Golf Tournament: 9/29/2015
Location: St. Regis, Dana Point
2015 Motivational Keynote Speaker, 10/1/15, 1:15pm
Sponsored by Sedgwick with OPUS Telehealth
J.R. Martinez is a wounded U.S. Army Veteran that sustained severe burns while serving as an Army infantryman in Iraq. He is also the winner of ABC’s season 13 Dancing with the Stars.

2015 Speaker Handouts

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Overflow hotel with Available Rooms as of 9/23
DoubleTree by Hilton
Conference Rate: $179.00 per night w/ waived internet fee

The only way to get this rate is to call
Phone: 949.234.4518 , Discount Code is CWCRC

Recent Press Release:


10/2 (11:00am-12:00pm)

General Keynote: Update from the Governor’s Office:

David Lanier (Secretary) CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency

Christine Baker (Director) California Department of Industrial Relations

Women Executives Forum & Cocktail Reception 

 Pre-conference: 9/29, 1pm-5pm ( everyone welcome, no additional fee)   RSVP:
Women Executives Forum & Cocktail Reception (in the Monarch Ballroom) hosted by WEIWC

Succeeding in Political Environments: Keynote Speaker •Ronnie Caplane (Commissioner) Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board

Moving the Dial on Diversity & Inclusion:


•Dawn Watkins (Director Integrated Disability Mgmt.) LA Unified School District

•Darrell Brown (Chief Performance Officer) Sedgwick

•Euhnee Kim (CEO) EK Health

•Cyndy Larsen, Kaiser On-The-Job

Host Hotel: ( Sold out, leave your name on wait list)
St. Regis Hotel: SOLD OUT (as of 2/1/15)
Dana Point, CA


Ritz Laguna Niguel (AVAILABLE UNTIL 9/3/15)
Rate: $349 per night w/ waived resort fee
DoubleTree by Hilton
Conference Rate: $179.00 per night w/ waived internet fee

Laguna Marriott: (sold out)
Laguna Marriott: Discounted Conference Price: $219.00 (w/ waived resort fee)
Shuttle service to/from Marriott-St.Regis throughout conference

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2015 Advisory Board

Conference Chairs

Denise Evans, Director of Workers' Comp Claims (Staffmark)

Daniel T. Holden, Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance (Daimler Trucks)

Barry Wilson, Director of Risk Mgmt., & Insurance (EXPRESS)

Linda Locklear, VP & Workers' Comp Manager (Bank of the West)

Scott Ritto, Senior Director, Risk Management (Kilroy Realty Corporation) 

Robert Johnson, Managing Counsel (The Solomon Group)

Jon Wroten, Chief (Office of Self-Insurance Plans)

Mark Walls, VP Communications & Strategic Analysis (Safety National)

Legal Chair

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

Medical Chairs

Douglas Benner, MD, National Medical Director (Macy's)

Board Members

Dawn Alvarado, W/C Administrator (City of LA)

Fernando Barajas, Risk Manager (UPS)

Monica Lichtenstein Director of Claims Operation - Global Risk Management (Aramark)

Ryan J. McGuinness, M.Ed., ARM,Senior Director Risk Management (Rite Aid Corporation)

Rick Sumner, Director of Risk Management (Bodega Latina Group)

Scott Gardner, Operations Manager (CA State Comp. Insurance Fund)

Becky Yee, Risk Manager (County of LA, Community Development Commission)

Carol Lucas, Workers' Comp. Manager (L-3 Communications Corp.)

Cora Lee,  (State of California Dept. of Industrial Relations Division of Workers' Compensation)

Tyrone Spears, Workers' Compensation Administrator (City of Los Angeles)

Michael Simmons, Director Risk Management (Riverside Community College District)

Sheryl Higa, Risk Management Specialist (City of Beverly Hills)

Shaun Jackson, Director of Risk Management (El Pollo Loco)

Mike Alio, Risk Manager (City of Long Beach)

Dawn Watkins, Director (Los Angeles Unified School District)

David J. DePaolo, President/CEO  (

Drenée Miners, Assistant Vice President/Governmental Affairs (Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.)

Ellis Green, Risk Manager (City of Ventura)

Erika Freiling, Senior Claims Adjuster (FirstComp Insurance)

John Shin, Risk Manger (ValleyCrest Companies)

Kurt Leisure, (VP, Risk Services/Assets Protection) The Cheesecake Factory

Diana Rich, (Principal) Clark Enterprise Partners


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

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Conference Contact Information:

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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