Employer Advisory Committee

Tara Acton -- Director of Claims and Senior Corporate Counsel, CenturyLink, Inc.

Tara Acton has been the Director of Claims and Counsel for CenturyLink and one of its predecessors, Qwest Communications, since October 2008. In this role, she is responsible for the casualty claim program, including management of CenturyLink’s third-party administrator. She also manages outside counsel handling liability claims. Prior to joining CenturyLink’s risk management department, she spent a year in the law department focusing on litigated liability claims. Before moving in-house, she was in private practice at Berenbaum, Weinshienk & Eason, P.C. and Cooley Godward LLP in Denver.

Michele Adams -- VP of Risk Management Services, Walt Disney World Resort

Michele Adams is the Vice President of Risk Management Services at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.  With over twenty-five years of industry experience, she has spent the last twenty at the Walt Disney World Resort where she leads all aspects of the resort’s risk management program.  She considers her work both challenging and very rewarding.

Virginia Baba -- Senior Manager Claims, Risk Management, PetSmart, Inc.

Virginia Baba has spent the last twelve of her eighteen years at PetSmart managing all workers’ compensation, general liability, property, transportation and cargo claims. After spending twenty-two years in banking and treasury management for America West Airlines, Smitty’s Food Chain, American Stores/Albertsons, and PetSmart, she transitioned to claims management, where she specializes in the implementation of innovative solutions that drive total program optimization, stakeholder alignment, accountability, and an enterprise-wide education program. Virginia and her team were also the recipients of the Risk and Insurance 2013 Theodore Roosevelt ‘Teddy’ Award.

Maggie Biggs -- Senior Director of Global Risk Management, VF Corporation

Maggie Biggs is currently serves as the Senior Director of Global Risk Management at VF Corporation, responsible for delivering risk finance and insurance, claims management, and health and safety solutions to more than 70,000 associates. Prior to working at VF, Maggie was the Director of Risk Management & Insurance at PetSmart Inc. and the Project Resources Manager at Two Degrees.

Susan Emerson -- General Manager Claims Management, Delta Air Lines

Bio coming soon.

Janine Kral -- Vice President Risk Management, Nordstrom, Inc.

Bio coming soon.

Faith Mason -- Manager, Workers’ Compensation, Comcast NBCUniversal

Bio coming soon.

Ann Schnure -- Vice President, Telemedicine Operations, Concentra

She has over thirty years experience in workers’ compensation. Prior to joining Concentra as the Vice President of Telemedicine Operations, she served as Vice President of Risk Management at Macy’s, Inc. At her former employer, she led for over two decades the expansion of the company’s self-insured, self-administered program, during corporate growth to 150,000 employees, multiple corporate acquisitions, managed care innovations and state system reforms.

Nancy Strubler -- Director of Workers’ Compensation, National Express

Bio coming soon.

Joan Vincenz -- Managing Director, Operations Risk, United Airlines

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Dawn Watkins -- Director of Integrated Disability Management, Los Angeles United School District

Bio coming soon.