President's Awards

The annual President’s Awards honor those who demonstrate commitment and achievement in reducing harm and aiding recovery from occupational injuries and illnesses.

2020 Recipients

The presentation of the 2020 President's Awards took place during the IAIABC 106th Convention - Virtual in September 2020. 

President's Award

Rafael GonzalezRafael Gonzalez, Partner, Cattie & Gonzalez

In recognition of your dedicated scholarship of workers’ compensation law. Through your work, professionals around the world deepen their knowledge and understanding of workers’ compensation systems.


Frances Perkins Award

Dr. AzmanDato' Sri Dr.  Mohammad Azman Aziz Mohammed, Chief Executive, Social Security Organization of Malaysia

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

Phil Germain, CEO, Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation BoardPhil Germain

In recognition of your outstanding efforts “In improving the working conditions of the masses.”  ~ Samuel Gompers, 1916


Samuel Gompers Award

John HowardJohn Howard, Director, NIOSH

In recognition of your outstanding efforts “In improving the working conditions of the masses.”  ~ Samuel Gompers, 1916


Award of Merit

Raji ChadarevianRaji Chadarevian, Director of Medical Regulation and Informatics, NCCI

For outstanding contribution of leadership, commitment, and professional talent in furthering the goals of the IAIABC.



Associate Member Award of Merit

Lisa Anne BickfordLisa Anne Bickford, Government Relations Director, Coventry

For outstanding contribution of leadership, commitment, and professional talent in furthering the goals of the IAIABC.



Outstanding Achievement in EDI

Monica BlackwellMonica Blackwell, Senior Professional Services Consultant, Mitchell | Genex

For outstanding contribution and commitment to the development of IAIABC Electronic Data Interchange standards for workers’ compensation reporting.

Previous Recipients (2019)