Monona, WI – Mark Long, former Senior Deputy Director, Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency and then-IAIABC President, recently recognized eight individuals for their service to the IAIABC and the workers’ compensation industry at the IAIABC 109th Convention.
Conferred annually, the President’s Awards honor those who demonstrate commitment to reducing harm and aiding recovery from occupational injuries and illnesses. The IAIABC proudly celebrates these individuals and their achievements.
The 2023 President’s Award was given to Jennifer Wolf, President and CEO, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association. This award is given in appreciation for dedicated leadership and service to the IAIABC and workers’ compensation community.
The 2023 Frances Perkins Award was given to Matt Carey, Chief Administrator, Rhode Island Division of Workers’ Compensation. This award is awarded for following in the footsteps of Frances Perkins, US Secretary of Labor and IAIABC President, who was a role model for progressive leadership in workers’ compensation.
The 2023 Samuel Gompers Award was presented to Sean Egan, Deputy Director, Labor, Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity. This award is given in recognition of outstanding efforts “In improving the working conditions of the masses.”
The 2023 IAIABC Award of Merit was presented to Theresa McGowan-Srocyzk, Dispute Resolution Section Manager, Montana Employment Standards Division. This award recognizes an individual for outstanding contribution of leadership and commitment in furthering the goals of the association.
The 2023 International Collaboration Award was presented to Evelyn McGill, Executive Director, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. This award is given for excellence in promoting collaboration and understanding between international workers’ compensation and social security agencies.
The 2023 Outstanding Achievement in EDI was presented to Myra Chang, Managing Director, Travelers. This award is given for outstanding contribution and commitment to the development of Electronic Data Interchange standards for workers’ compensation reporting.
The 2023 Associate Member Award of Merit was presented to Kathy Bray, SVP and Chief Legal Officer, SFM Mutual Insurance Company. This award recognizes outstanding contribution of leadership and commitment in furthering the goals of the Association.
The 2023 Past President Award was presented to Gregor Kemper, Director of International Relations, German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). Ron started his presidency in September of 2020 and helped lead the IAIABC through the Covid-19 pandemic with steadfast dedication and passion.