Join us for a dynamic leadership panel that will take the short and long view of our changed – and still changing – world, and the challenges that lie in front of us. Workers' comp industry executives will share their views on how we flip the script written by the events of 2020. Where we need to focus our energies in order to create a path of recovery, innovation, and resilience for the future. How do we forge ahead through uncertainty while still fulfilling the core mission of workers’ compensation? Learn more about the five most critical issues facing the industry right now, and how we can transform them into opportunities and growth.
Joe Berardo Jr.
CEO, Carisk Partners
Joe Berardo, Jr. is CEO of Carisk Partners, which has pioneered programs centered on the care coordination and risk transfer of complex cases in the casualty market. A frequent author and speaker, Berardo is a former Crain’s NY Business “40 under40” and NJBIZ “Power 50 in Health Care,”

Mike Hesling
CEO, North America, Gallagher Bassett
Mike Hessling is CEO, North America at Gallagher Bassett, where he leads a team of 4,000+ inclusive of GB’s North America claim operation. Mike has established innovative practices around client service management, built industry-leading analytic capabilities and innovations.
David Young
CEO, Optum
David Young is CEO of Optum Workers’ Comp and Auto No-fault Solutions and a member of the senior management team responsible for driving the strategic vision, planning and growth objectives with day-to-day operational execution and oversight for integration planning.

MODERATOR: Denise Zoe Algire
Director of Risk Intiatives, National Medical  Director, Albertsons Companies
Denise Zoe Algire is the Principal Researcher and Report Author of the annual Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study. She is also the Director of Risk Initiatives and National Medical Director for Albertsons Companies.