The annual President’s Awards honor those who demonstrate commitment and achievement in reducing harm and aiding recovery from occupational injuries and illnesses.
Congratulations to the recipients of the IAIABC 2021 President's Awards. The presentation of the President's Awards took place during the IAIABC 107th Convention in October 2021.
Gregor Kemper, Director of International Relations, German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)
In appreciation for dedicated leadership and service to the IAIABC and international workers’ compensation community.
Frances Perkins Award
Vickie Kennedy, Assistant Director for Insurance Services, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
For following in the footsteps of Frances Perkins, U.S. Secretary of Labor and IAIABC President, who was a role model for innovation and progressive leadership in workers' compensation and social security.
International Collaboration Award
Terrance D'souza, Executive Director, Advanced Analytics, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
For excellence in promoting collaboration and understanding between international workers’ compensation and social security agencies.
Samuel Gompers Award
Emily Spieler, Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law and Dean Emerita , Northeastern University School of Law
In recognition of your outstanding efforts “In improving the working conditions of the masses.” ~ Samuel Gompers, 1916
Award of Merit
Brian Holmes, Director of Mediation and Ombudsman Services, Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation
For outstanding contribution of leadership, commitment, and professional talent in furthering the goals of the IAIABC.
Outstanding Achievement in EDI
Harte Pricer, EDI Manager, Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation
For outstanding contribution and commitment to the development of IAIABC Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards for workers’ compensation reporting.
Associate Member Award of Merit
Jeremy King, Staff Business Systems Analyst, Riskonnect
For oustanding contribution of leadership, commitment, and professional talent in furthering the goals of the IAIABC