Rockville, MD – The American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds (AASCIF) recently announced the appointment of its 2019 president, Phil Kalin, President and CEO of Pinnacol Assurance (Colorado).
Under Kalin’s leadership, AASCIF continues to benefit its members, its stakeholders, and the industry by being a space to share best practices, learn from one another, and work together to provide safe, healthy, and injury-free workplaces.
“I’m looking forward to my role in 2019 and supporting the AASCIF organization’s invaluable professional resources for member funds,” said Kalin. “As our industry prepares for rapid change and disruption within the next five to 10 years, AASCIF can serve as a place where members will rapidly evolve their organizations, together.”
The other members of the 2019 Executive Committee are as follows:
- Norman Becker, President and CEO, New Mexico Mutual Group – Vice President
- Jason Clark, President and CEO, CompSource Mutual Insurance Company – Vice President
- Richard Gergasko, President and CEO, Texas Mutual Insurance Company – Vice President
- Bryan Klipfel, Director, Workforce Safety and Insurance – Vice President
- Brian J. Spero, Esq., President and CEO, The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company – Vice President
- Terry Leve, Chief Legal and Corporate Resources Officer, Pinnacol Assurance – Secretary/Treasurer
- Kristin Wall, President and CEO, Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation – Immediate Past President
AASCIF is an association of workers’ compensation insurance companies from 24 different states, plus four workers’ compensation boards in Canada. In the U.S., these companies—loosely referred to as state funds—each specialize in writing workers’ compensation insurance in a single state. Some of these companies operate as private insurance companies, whereas others act as agencies of their respective state governments. In Canada, all workers’ compensation insurance is provided through workers’ compensation boards, which have complete jurisdictional and administrative powers related to workers’ compensation in their respective provinces.