IAIABC NextGen Award Recipients Announced



The IAIABC NextGen Awards seek to recognize new talent and leadership in workers’ compensation as the industry, like many others, moves to adapt and thrive in a changing world. IAIABC NextGen, in its inaugural year, recognizes 11 individuals under the age of 40 who are making their mark on the industry.

The IAIABC congratulates the following recipients of the 2017 IAIABC NextGen Award: 

Amanda Aponte, Actuary and Director of Analytics, SFM Insurance Company
Kendra DePaul, Other States Coverage Manager, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
Alfred Faber, Director, Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO)
Brian Holmes, Director, Mediation/Ombudsman Services, Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
Stevi Leech, Management Analyst, Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication
Neil McSheim, Senior Business Advisor, Strategic Analytics, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
Harte Pricer, Manager, EDI, Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
Tina Queen, Manager, Business Systems Analysis, Mitchell
Crystal Ricciuti, Project Manager I, New York State Board of Workers’ Compensation
Jessica Stimac, Director of Compliance Records and Training, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Sarah Tayts, Claim Support Manager, Eastern Alliance Insurance Group

With over 30 qualified nominees, the NextGen selection committee faced a difficult task in selecting this year’s recipients. Evelyn McGill, Executive Director of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and IAIABC Secretary-Treasurer, says, “The accomplishments of the NextGen nominees were quite impressive, and I believe workers’ compensation will be in very capable hands as their generations move into more leadership roles in the future.”

Recipients of the IAIABC NextGen Award will be profiled in the October issue of Perspectives, the IAIABC’s quarterly digital magazine. Recipients will also participate in a special session, “A Conversation with the NextGen” on Tuesday, October 3 at the IAIABC 103rd Convention in Portland, Oregon.

Visit www.iaiabc.org/nextgen for more information about this year’s NextGen recipients.

About the IAIABC
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions is a not-for-profit association representing government agencies charged with the administration of workers’ compensation systems as well as other workers’ compensation professionals in the private sector. Its mission is to find solutions to reduce harm and aid recovery from occupational injuries and illnesses. Learn more about the IAIABC at www.iaiabc.org.


Contact: Heather Lore, IAIABC Senior Manager of Membership and Communications
Phone: (608) 841-2017
Email: hlore@iaiabc.org