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.

2021 Recipients

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

President's Award

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.


Victoria Kennedy

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.


Terrance D'souza

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.


Emily Spieler

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


Brian Holmes

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.


Harte Pricer

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.


Jeremy King

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


Previous Recipients (2019, 2020)