IAIABC NextGen recognizes talented young professionals who are making a difference and having a strong, positive impact on their organizations and the workers’ compensation industry.

Over the last 2 years, IAIABC NextGen has recognized 18 individuals for their contributions to the industry, and in 2019, the IAIABC looks forward to seeing new leaders emerge in NextGen’s third year. 

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Nominate an Individual

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  • Nominations open on March 4, 2019 and close on May 3, 2019.
  • Notifications will be sent by June 21, 2019.
  • Recipients will be invited to attend the IAIABC 105th Convention, October 21-24, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  

Selection Criteria

IAIABC NextGen recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Recipient is making a substantial and positive impact on their organization and/or the workers’ compensation industry through their work. Nominators are asked to provide both objective measures and subjective rationale for their nomination. 
  • Recipient has been highly engaged in workers’ compensation policy, innovation, project or program development, and/or administration. Nominators are asked to provide specific examples/descriptions of their project work, programs supported and/or implemented, etc. 
  • Employed in the workers’ compensation industry (organization does not have to be a member of the IAIABC).
  • Age 39 or younger as of December 31, 2019.
  • Has not already been an IAIABC NextGen recipient.  

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To make comparisons between jurisdictional and industry nominees more balanced and equitable, nominees will fall into one of two categories:

  • Jurisdiction: nominee works for a governmental organization (state, province, country) that regulates and/or administers their jurisdiction’s workers’ compensation laws.
  • Industry: nominee works for a non-governmental organization that does business in the workers’ compensation industry.


Individuals are nominated by their peers or colleagues in the workers’ compensation industry. Nominations can be made here

  • Nominations must be made by someone other than the nominee (cannot self-nominate).
  • Nominators and nominees do not need to work for the same organization.


Recipients will be recognized in the following ways: 

  • Invited to the IAIABC’s 105th Convention, October 21-24, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Registration fee will be waived, and recipients will be asked to participate in a special session and networking reception at the Convention.
  • Featured in a special edition of Perspectives, the IAIABC digital magazine.
  • Featured on the IAIABC website on the NextGen webpage.
  • Featured in a press release about IAIABC NextGen recipients.

Previous Recipients

IAIABC NextGen awards were conferred in 2018 and 2017.

2018 Recipients

2017 Recipients