NextGen Awards


NextGen Panel

IAIABC NextGen Awards launched in 2017 as a way to recognize talented individuals under the age of 40 who are having a substantial and positive impact on workers' compensation, making a significant difference within their organizations, and leading the industry into the future.

2024 NextGen Nominations

IAIABC NextGen Award nominations will be open February 20 - March 20, 2024. 

Nominate an Individual for an IAIABC NextGen Award

Selection Criteria

  • The individual has a substantial, positive impact on their organization and/or the workers’ compensation/occupational accident insurance industry.
  • The individual sets themselves apart from others through their work.

Nominators are asked to provide as much detailed and specific information as possible about the nominee's achievements and accomplishments and why they are deserving of an IAIABC NextGen Award.  Nominees cannot self nominate. 

Nomination Requirements

  • Nominees must be age 39 or under as of December 31, 2024.
  • Nominations must be received by March 20, 2024 for consideration for a 2024 IAIABC NextGen Award.
  • Nominees do not need to work for an IAIABC Member organization.
  • Nominee has not already received an IAIABC NextGen Award. They may have been previously nominated.

Note to Nominators

  • NectGen AwardThe nomination submitted is the sole basis used to determine who will receive NextGen Awards. Please be thoughtful in articulating what makes the individual a worthy candidate.
  • Nominators are asked to provide as much detailed information as possible about why the nominee is deserving of an IAIABC NextGen Award, including both objective metrics and examples and subjective rationale.


IAIABC NextGen Award winners will be: 

  • Invited to participate in a NextGen session during the IAIABC 110th Convention in the fall of 2024 (complimentary registration).
  • Featured in a special edition of Perspectives, the IAIABC digital magazine.
  • Featured on the IAIABC website on the home page, NextGen Award webpage, IAIABC social media and press campaigns.


  • Nominations open on February 20 and close on March 20, 2024.
  • Statement of Support submissions for finalists open on April 16 and close on May 3, 2024.
  • Notifications will be sent by May 28, 2024.

More Information

Please share this Information Sheet with those who may be interested in nominating someone for an IAIABC NextGen Award.  To view a sample nomination submission, please click here.   

Nominate an Individual for an IAIABC NextGen Award

Previous Recipients

Previous Recipients (2017-2023)