Press Release


Bob Young

For Release:

March 11, 2021

CWCI Elects Board of Directors For 2021

Matthew Zender of AmTrust North America, who has served on the Executive Committee of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) since 2018, has been reelected to serve another one-year term as Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Directors.  Joining Mr. Zender on CWCI’s 2021 Executive Committee will be Sharon Thaler of AIG, who will serve as Vice-Chair of the Board; Eric Belk, Travelers; Martin Brady of Schools Insurance Authority, an associate member; Eric Hansen, Preferred Employers Insurance; Kris Mathis, CopperPoint Insurance Companies; and Vernon Steiner, State Compensation Insurance Fund.

Also elected to CWCI’s 2021 Board of Directors were Paul Ziegler, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty; Tom McClure, AXA/XL; Russ Selinger, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies; Mary Beth Pittinger, Chubb Ltd.; Dave McGowan, CompWest Insurance; Dwight Robertson, M.D., Employers Insurance Group; Joseph Wells, Everest Insurance; Carolyn Turpin, Liberty Mutual Insurance; Justin Smith, North American Casualty Company; Scott Lange, Sentry; Carmen Sharp, The Hanover Insurance Group; Michael Cunningham, Zenith Insurance Company; and Kevin Confetti, University of California, an associate member.  

The Institute, established in 1964, is a private, nonprofit association working to improve California workers’ compensation through research, information, education, and representation. CWCI members include 26 insurer groups (comprised of nearly 200 underwriting companies that write and service 81 percent of California statewide workers' compensation premium), as well as 33 of the largest public and private self-insured employers in the state.

* * * * *