IAIABC NextGen Award Recipients Announced









IAIABC NextGen recognizes young, talented leaders in workers’ compensation as the industry, like many others, moves to adapt and thrive in a changing world. For its 2018 and second annual NextGen awards, the IAIABC has recognized seven individuals under the age of 40 who are making their mark on the industry.

The IAIABC congratulates the following recipients of the 2018 IAIABC NextGen Award:

Aubrey Chigwada, Insurance Compliance Manager, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission

Jillian Hamilton, Managing Director, Manage Damage

Dineika Jefferson, Office Manager, Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation

Bri Lake, Research Analyst, Montana Employment Relations Division

Jennifer Norleen-Beitel, Director of Employer Services, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board

Colby Painter, Systems Analyst, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission

Stephanie Pauley, Legal Manager/Account Examiner Supervisor, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

The NextGen selection committee faced a difficult task in selecting this year’s recipients. Says Abbie Hudgens, Administrator of the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and IAIABC President-Elect, “The NextGen Award recipients all had very impressive resumes of work and were held in high esteem by their nominators. The IAIABC applauds the hard work, dedication, and new ideas they are bringing to the industry, and we look forward to seeing the great things this group will accomplish in the future.”

Recipients will participate in a special session at the IAIABC 104th Convention on Tuesday, October 3, “A Conversation with the NextGen,” in Williamsburg, Virginia. Recipients will also be profiled in the October issue of Perspectives, the IAIABC’s quarterly digital magazine.

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