December 15, 2017

Ohio BWC Captures Industry Awards at IAIABC Convention

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) collected two international awards for its innovative response to the opioid epidemic and for an employee regarded as an up-and-comer in the work comp industry. The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) named BWC’s pharmacy department the winner of its second annual Innovation Award for its contest entry, “Saving Lives – Building a Model Pharmacy Program Amid a Deadly Epidemic…[Continue Reading]

National Safety Council Recognizes Alexi Carli With Marion Martin Award

Indianapolis, IN – The National Safety Council recently bestowed its annual Marion Martin Award on Alexi Carli, CSP, vice president of Global Health and Safety at UPS. The Marion Martin Award is presented annually to an outstanding female safety professional. Carli was honored during opening session at the annual NSC Congress & Expo. “Like Marion Martin, Alexi is a trailblazer and visionary with a long career focused on saving lives and preventing injuries” said Kathy Bernstein, director of volunteers…[Continue Reading]

Lockton Adds Chief Medical Officer

Kansas City, MO – Shealynn Buck, MD, a leading expert in employee wellbeing and improving health outcomes, has joined Lockton Benefit Group in Dallas as Chief Medical Officer. Buck will advise employers on health strategies that improve employee wellbeing, reduce costs and improve productivity. Dr. Buck becomes part of the Lockton Health Risk Solutions team, collaborating with clients to offer state-of-the-art resources that customize health and wellness solutions based on client…[Continue Reading]

VA SCC Names Scott A. White Commissioner of Insurance

Richmond, VA – The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has appointed Scott A. White to serve as Virginia’s 14th Commissioner of Insurance in the 111-year history of the SCC’s regulation of the insurance industry. White assumes the post on January 1, 2018, upon the retirement of Jacqueline K. Cunningham. White is currently the Deputy General Counsel for Financial Services in the SCC’s Office of General Counsel. He has 18 years of service with the Commission in various capacities in…[Continue Reading]

MEMIC Hires Payne as Senior Vice President, External Affairs

Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group recently announced the appointment of Anthony “Tony” Payne to the post of Senior Vice President, External Affairs. Payne, a native of Portland and resident of Falmouth, will oversee corporate communications and marketing, advertising, public relations, community relations, as well as legislative and government affairs for the super-regional insurance carrier. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, Business Development with Clark Insurance, an independent…[Continue Reading]

Insurance Careers Movement Issues Key Updates and Fall Plans

Denver, CO – Insurance Careers Movement recently noted that now that Fall has arrived, it is issuing an update on the movement’s progress and plans. Over the summer ICM received several inquiries on Brian Duperreault’s involvement with the Insurance Careers Movement. ICM congratulated Brian on his new role as President and CEO of AIG and Brian has assured them that he remains committed to helping champion bringing more young professionals into the insurance industry. ICM looks forward to…[Continue Reading]

Krishna Balasubramani Appointed to Another Term on SAIF Board of Directors

Salem, OR – As part of a vote on a number of governor appointments, the Oregon state senate unanimously voted Tuesday to approve Krishna Balasubramani’s reappointment to the SAIF board of directors for a second term. Balasubramani was initially appointed to the board in September 2013; member terms are four years. Balasubramani is a partner in the firm Sather, Byerly and Holloway, LLP, in Portland, and represents employers in the Pacific Northwest in employment-related…[Continue Reading]

Michael Gavin Appointed New CEO of Injured Workers Pharmacy

Andover, MA – Injured Workers’ Pharmacy, LLC. (IWP) recently announced the appointment of Michael Gavin as President and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m grateful to the Board of Directors for the opportunity to lead IWP. I am enthusiastic about building upon the current infrastructure to grow revenue while simultaneously supporting and developing industry relationships and maintaining exceptional customer service and value,” said Gavin. Michael has been the President of PRIUM for the past seven years…[Continue Reading]

TX Governor Abbott Appoints Sullivan Commissioner of Insurance

Austin, TX – Governor Greg Abbott recently announced that he has appointed Kent Sullivan as Commissioner of Insurance for a term set to expire February 1, 2019. Kent Sullivan of Austin is a partner at Jackson Walker. He previously served as a justice on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, first assistant attorney general for the Texas Office of the Attorney General and a state district court judge. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Associationn and the Austin Bar Association and a…[Continue Reading]

Erin N. Fox Returns to NE Workers’ Comp Court as General Counsel

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court recently welcomed back Erin N. Fox, who has rejoined the Court as General Counsel effective September 13. Fox previously worked for the court as a staff attorney from 2006-2011, as a law clerk from 2004-2006, and as a judicial assistant from 2002-2003. Since leaving the court in 2011, Fox has been working as an attorney in the private practice and as a realtor. Fox earned her Juris Doctor degree, with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law…[Continue Reading]

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