Monday, August 20, 2018

9:00 – 9:25 am
Welcome and Introductions
Palms Ballroom – Canary
Convention Level

James N. McConnaughhay, Attorney
McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, PA
WCI® General Chair
Tallahassee, FL

Steven A. Rissman, Attorney
Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue, McLain & Mangan, PA
WCI® Program Chair
Orlando, FL

9:25 – 9:50 am
Scholarship and Award Presentations

Friends of 440 Scholarship Presentation

Honorable William R. Holley
Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims
Jacksonville, FL

8th Annual Florida Orthopaedic Society Injured Workers Inspiration (IWI) Awards – Case Presentations

David Chandler, MD
Florida Orthopaedic Society
Pensacola, FL

Give Kids the World Presentation

Douglas Clark, FCLA
Client Services – Development Program Professional
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
Tampa, FL

FWCI Hall of Fame Announcement

Steven A. Rissman, Attorney
WCI Program Chair
Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue, McLain & Mangan, PA
Orlando, FL

Kids’ Chance Scholarship Presentation

Robert Wilson
President & CEO
Sarasota, FL

Linda Vendette
Vice President
Zenith Insurance
Sarasota, FL

WCI Volunteer of the Year Award

James N. McConnaughhay, Attorney
WCI General Chair
McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A.
Tallahassee, FL

9:50 – 10:00 am
National Underwriter Award for Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management
Sponsored by Safety National and Sedgwick

Shawn Moynihan
Editor In Chief
National Underwriter Property &
New York, NY

National Underwriter Property & Casualty magazine, Safety National, and Sedgwick recognize three top risk management specialists from across the country chosen as finalists for this prestigious award.

10:00 – 11:15 am
Industry Keynote

People, Places and Things: The Future of Workers’ Compensation

Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A and Healthcare
Chicago, IL

Mark Walls
VP Communications & Strategic Analysis Safety National
Chicago, IL

Chris Watson
One Call
Jacksonville, FL

Susan Emerson
General Manager Claims Management
Disability, Leave and Workers’ Compensation
Delta Airlines
Atlanta, GA

Thomas W. Warsop, III
Chairman and CEO
York Risk Services Group
Jersey City, NJ

Wesley Hyatt
SVP & Manager Workers’ Compensation Commercial Insurance
Liberty Mutual
Boston, MA

The aging and evolving workforce, and technology are all having a significant impact on the workers’ compensation industry. In the coming years, we will see a significant exodus of talent from our industry due to retirement. How do we attract the next generation and compete against other industries for people? What will the office of the future look like and will it even be a physical office? How will changes in technology impact the way we do our jobs including how we communicate with injured workers?

Kimberly George from Sedgwick and Mark Walls from Safety National return to the main stage to host a live version of their popular “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” educational series as they lead this panel discussing some of the biggest challenges the workers’ compensation industry will be facing in the coming years. Will it be evolution, revolution, or a little bit of both? You don’t want to miss this intriguing presentation!

11:15 – 12:15 pm
Guest Speaker and Keynote Address
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Lee Corso – Football Legend

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