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ST. LOUIS (February 26, 2015) – Kimberly George and Mark Walls announced today that they will join forces to host a regular, complimentary webinar series and interactive forum called "Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark." The series – sponsored by Sedgwick and Safety National – will be dedicated to covering important workers' compensation-related topics that are not receiving enough attention in the industry.
"Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark" will provide a unique alternative to the traditional webinar format by including a mix of communication methods, such as podcasts and live interviews from industry events. The approach will be to collaborate on meaningful topics that are not discussed openly in the industry or, in some cases, not at all.
“As our industry finds new ways to collaborate and seeks new solutions to current issues, Kimberly and Mark are leading the way by provoking honest, inclusive debate as they work to engage and inform through this new series,” said David A. North, president and CEO of Sedgwick.
Both well-known experts and advocates in their fields, George and Walls plan to explore the perspectives of risk managers, brokers, third-party administrators, human resources professionals, carriers and other industry stakeholders. The goal of the series is to bring in a variety of experts to provide input from each thought-provoking angle to initiate or advance conversations.
“As an industry leader, we support efforts like this that encourage discussion on emerging trends and needs in the workers’ compensation arena,” added Mark Wilhelm, CEO of Safety National. “Kimberly and Mark are both very passionate about this industry and we know that the audience will benefit greatly from their work on this series.”
"Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark" will launch with its first webinar on the advantages of unbundled claims handling scheduled for March 31, 2015. Visit www.OutFrontIdeas.com for more information.
Kimberly George is the senior vice president of corporate development, M&A and healthcare at Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., the leading global provider of technology-enabled claims and productivity management solutions. Over the course of her career, George has become a true thought leader on issues related to health care quality and containing the costs of risk – issues often featured in discussions on her popular Transforming Healthcare for Tomorrow LinkedIn group. She became a registered nurse more than 20 years ago and since then has served in a variety of leadership roles in case management, integrated disability management and managed care.
Mark Walls is the vice president of communications & strategic analysis at Safety National, a leading provider of alternative risk funding products such as excess workers’ compensation, deductible casualty, loss portfolio transfers and reinsurance. Walls has more than 24 years of industry experience, including 16 years managing excess workers’ compensation claims in multiple states. He is also the founder of the Work Comp Analysis Group on LinkedIn, the largest online discussion community dedicated exclusively to workers’ compensation issues.
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