Tallahassee, FL /PRNewswire/ — To recognize the individuals who have dedicated their careers to improving Florida’s workers’ compensation system, the Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute (FWCI) has implemented a Workers’ Compensation Hall of Fame. FWCI inducted 18 individuals into its charter class of the Hall of Fame in January, 2012. While any individual contributor was eligible to be nominated, the honorees included judges, attorneys and industry leaders, who have each substantially improved the Florida workers’ compensation system.
The members representing injured workers were David Parrish, Gerry Rosenthal, Richard Sicking, Ray Malca, Dan Hightower, and Glen Wieland. The members representing employers and carriers were Jim McConnaughhay, Al Frierson, Steve Rissman, George Kagan, Steve Kronenberg and Tom Conroy.
The members representing the judiciary were Judge John Lazzara, Judge Stephen Rosen and Deputy Chief Judge David Langham. The members representing industry were Joe Keene from FCCI and Bob O’Halloran from Summit. Stewart Colling was elected to the charter class posthumously. Steve Rissman was elected president of the class.
The charter class was elected unanimously by the board of directors for the Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute. Future elections of members will be made by the members of the Hall of Fame.