IAIABC 2019 NextGen Award Recipients Announced







IAIABC NextGen recognizes talented young professionals who are making a difference and having a positive impact in their organizations and the workers’ compensation industry. In an aging industry, the importance of developing and supporting the next generation of workers’ compensation leaders cannot be understated.

Selected from a group of worthy nominees, the IAIABC congratulates the following eight recipients of the 2019 IAIABC NextGen Award:

Stephanie Arkelian, Product Manager, Healthesystems
Magnum Dampier, Director of Information Systems, CompAlliance
Ryan Duke, EDI QA Assistant Manager, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission
Brad Morse, Program Manager, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Claire Muselman, Director of Workers’ Compensation, Continental Western Group, a Berkley Company
Caitlin Smith, Business System Analyst I, New York State Workers’ Compensation Board
Marques Torbert, CEO, Ametros
Derek West, Director of Business Transformation, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

“This year's NextGen recipients are outstanding and I am pleased that the IAIABC can celebrate and recognize those who are making a positive difference in their professions. They are providing the innovations and leadership we need to build a better future for workers' compensation systems,” says Abbie Hudgens, IAIABC president and administrator of the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

Recipients will participate in a special session at the IAIABC 105th Convention, “A Conversation with the NextGen,” on Wednesday, October 23 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Recipients will also be profiled in the December issue of Perspectives, the IAIABC’s quarterly digital magazine.

Over the three years of IAIABC NextGen, 26 individuals have been recognized with the Award. Visit www.iaiabc.org/nextgen for more information about this year’s and previous 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