(Madison, Wis., USA) – IAIABC Executive Director Greg Krohm announced earlier this year his intention to retire at the end of 2011 following 11 years of leading the Association. At the IAIABC Annual Convention Banquet, President Alan McClain announced the Executive Committee has selected his replacement, current IAIABC Assistant Director, Jennifer Wolf Horejsh, effective January 1, 2012.
Ms. Wolf Horejsh has been with the IAIABC since 2001 when she joined staff as an intern. When the office moved its headquarters to Madison, Wisconsin, she decided to continue her work with the Association and make the move to Madison as well. She has chaired many task force studies and committee support projects. During the past several years she has skillfully managed the major meetings of the Association and developed innovative programs for training and information sharing using electronic media.
Ms. Wolf Horejsh has a special interest in disability management and the use of technology in regulation and administration. She assisted in writing the IAIABC disaster preparedness guide, leads the educational campaign to prepare for the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding, and has penned articles on jurisdictional benchmarking and a state guide to medical treatment guidelines.
“The IAIABC is very fortunate to have someone with Jennifer’s skills and abilities ready to transition into the important role of Executive Director,” says Alan McClain, IAIABC President during the selection process. “Not only does she possess incredible administrative skills, but Jennifer has built some very important relationships in the workers’ compensation field and will no doubt bring all of her strengths together to provide leadership to the IAIABC and to this important industry. Whether it is connecting people with resources, conducting research, or leading the day to day operations of the IAIABC staff, Jennifer is uniquely gifted for this job and I could not be more pleased that she has accepted this role and is ready to continue moving the organization forward.”
Says Mr. Krohm, “I am amazed at the phenomenal contributions Jennifer has made in so many diverse areas of workers’ compensation. She will lead the IAIABC into bigger and better roles serving the workers’ compensation community.”
While the IAIABC will be saying goodbye to a gifted Executive Director in Mr. Krohm, Ms. Wolf Horejsh’s thoughtful leadership and positive energy will help the Association continue to grow in the future.