Council on Education in Management to Present 2010 California Workers' Comp Forum

Oct 01, 2010, 12:00 ET from Council on Education in Management

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Council on Education in Management will hold the California Workers' Comp Forum designed to equip workers' comp stakeholders with cost containment solutions and critical case law and legislative updates.

The conference will be held on October 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa.  It will feature leading experts on California workers' compensation issues including:

  • Proven solutions to workers' compensation cost-containment and safety challenges in California
  • The latest from the DWC and the Department of Industrial Relations on new regulations and current initiatives to improve the workers' comp system
  • Updates from the California Workers' Comp Appeals Board including what the latest cases mean for employers.


The Conference Program Chairs are Lori C. Kammerer, Principal, Kammerer & Company, and Earl H. Sherman, Corporate Director of Claims, Western Region, Supervalu Inc.

Keynote addresses will be presented by Herb K. Schultz, Director of Region IX, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Senator Mark DeSaulnier of California; John C. Duncan, Director, California Department of Industrial Relations; and Destie Overpeck, Chief Counsel and Acting Chief Deputy Administrative Director, California Division of Workers' Compensation.

A Keynote Stakeholder Panel Session: The Current State of California Workers' Compensation and What the New State Government Will Mean for Stakeholders will feature Mark E. Webb, Vice President Governmental Relations, Employers Direct Insurance  Company; Sean McNally, Esq., Vice President, Human Resources and Legal Counsel, Grimmway Farms, Member, Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation;  Martin Brady, Executive Director, Schools Insurance Authority (Joint Powers Authority), and Adam Dombchik, Esq., Partner, Gordon, Edelstein,  Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein, President, California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA).

Jeffrey W. Pettegrew, Executive Director, California Self-Insurers Security Fund, will moderate a panel on updating self-insurance.  It will feature:  Steve Tolan, Claims Manager, Nordstrom; Alex Rossi, Workers' Compensation Contract Administrator, Risk Management Branch of the Chief Executive Office, County of Los Angeles; and Philip Millhollon, Executive Director, California Self-Insurers Association, Former Director of Claims, Chevron.

Additional speakers will include executives and industry leaders from the following local organizations:  the Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, the Home Depot, the Zenith Insurance Company, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Aramark, California Fraud Assessment Commission, and California Department of Insurance.

Members of the press are invited to attend this meeting without charge. To pre-register, please call (212) 339-0231, or email

Non-press can register by calling (800) 942-4494.

SOURCE Council on Education in Management