Thursday, January 31, 2008

Council Announces the First Annual South Carolina Workers' Comp Conference

Council on Education in Management to present premiere South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Conference – continuing education event features a top-tier faculty

Columbia, SC (PRWEB) January 31, 2008 -- Council on Education in Management (“Council”) announced that its First Annual South Carolina Workers’ Comp Conference will take place on February 28 – 29, 2008, at the Radisson Hotel Columbia.

The premiere conference features invaluable insights from 24 South Carolina and Southeastern U.S. leaders and experts who will innovatively present proven and cutting-edge cost-containment solutions, administrative strategies, and professional guidance in an interactive learning environment. The Director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance and a key chief lobbyist for business interests will report and opine on the evolving impact of South Carolina’s 2007 workers’ compensation omnibus legislative reforms, Governor Mark Sanford’s Executive Order, and new workers’ compensation developments and trends affecting employers and workers throughout the state during 2008.

In his opening keynote address, The Honorable Scott H. Richardson, CPCU, Director, South Carolina Department of Insurance, will share his perspective on how workers’ comp will affect South Carolina’s citizens, employers, and the state’s own ability to compete for business with its neighbors in the year ahead.

Linda DelGotto Cain, President of Council, said, “The most immediate and obvious return for attendees of the 2008 South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Conference is learning how to recognize what shouldn’t be paid or overpaid and the right way to preserve valuable relationships, such as the ones they have invested in with their carefully selected and well-trained employees.”

DelGotto Cain announced that a sampling of the conference speaker faculty includes: John C. Potterfield, Esq., Assistant Attorney General, Insurance Fraud Division, South Carolina Office of the Attorney General; Otis B. Rawl, Jr., Vice President for Public Policy and Chief Operating Officer, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce; Philip E. Cromer, ARM-P, Risk and Safety Services Manager, Municipal Association of South Carolina; Lynn E. Szymoniak, Esq., Founding Partner, The Szymoniak Firm, P.A.; Joseph J. Monteleone, President, Southeastern Claim Services, Capital City Holdings Group; Joe Abriola, AIC, Vice President of Claims and Managed Care, Key Risk Insurance Company & Key Risk Management Services, Inc.; Johnnie W. Baxley, III, Esq., Shareholder, Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, P.A.; Ruth L. Gordy, M.B.A, RMPE, Risk Manager, Aiken County Government; Gary B. Ewing, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director, Occupational Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine; Kevin W. Kopera, M.D., Physiatrist, Director, Occupational and Rehabilitation Medicine, Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, Medical Director of Employee Health and Wellness, Greenville Hospital System; and Raymond F. Brown, CFE, CIFI, SCLA, CPP, Vice President, Special Investigation Unit, MJM, Inc.

The two-day conference has been approved for 9.75 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Each half-day workshop has been approved for 2.75 credit hours. Other professional continuing educational credit has been applied for and is pending.

For more information, visit the conference Web site:

For over 35 years, Council has provided high-quality workers' comp, employment law, and HR continuing education and training to human resource and other business professionals across the U.S. Over one million delegates have attended its programs to date. Council’s educational events provide innovative solutions to the workplace challenges South Carolina employers face every day.

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Mike Fitton, Director of Marketing
Phone: 704-561-0255

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