Represent. Inform. Educate. Promote.
GWCA is a member-driven association with more than 400 members, including large and small employers throughout the state. The objectives of GWCA are to:
Represent employers before state government
and the congressional delegation
Inform members of pending legislation, court cases,
regulations, and other matters of interest
Educate members on public policy issues and the management
of workers' compensation
Promote workers' compensation self insurance in Georgia
The GWCA Board looks forward to welcoming you to our 2019 Spring GWCA Conference in Jekyll Island!
The GWCA Annual Conference brings together state leaders to discuss Workers' Compensation trends, best practices, and key strategic issues in the Workers' Compensation industry. This is one of our most anticipated events of the year and we look forward to connecting you with our Workers' Compensation community.
GWCA 2019 Annual Dues
Annual Dues are due March 1, 2019. As a reminder dues are based on the number of employees that your company has in the state of Georgia. If your company has 1-300 employees annual dues are $335, over 300 employees dues are $475. The GWCA tax ID number is 58-2120477. You may pay your dues online by credit card here.
To pay by check, the mailing address is PO Box 16267, Savannah, GA 31416.
GWCA Spring Conference Save the Date!
The GWCA Spring Conference will be at The Westin Jekyll Island June 5-7, 2019. GWCA is looking forward to a successful and informative conference. Registration details will be coming out soon! So mark your calendar and plan on joining us.
GWCA Under New Management
At the GWCA Annual meeting, President and Chairman Connie Chandler announced that the Georgia Workers Compensation Association, Inc. will be managed by Select Marketing Services (SMS), effective January 1, 2019. Garlana Mathews of SMS will serve as the GWCA administrative director.
SMS succeeds Poole & Dunn Management Services, LLC, which has managed GWCA for more than 25 years. John Poole and Sharon Dunn will continue to provide governmental affairs services for GWCA. Poole & Dunn had informed the GWCA Board earlier this year that it could not continue providing both governmental affairs and administrative support for GWCA. Sharon Dunn will continue to serve as executive vice president for GWCA for the remainder of 2018. Dunn noted that she steps away from the administrative job with some regret, but the demands of that job were too great to allow her to also function in an advocacy role for GWCA.
SMS is a long-tme, active member of GWCA, and Mathews will continue to serve as an associate member representative on the Board of Directors until January 1. Mathews said, “We are excited about this opportunity to serve GWCA members, and look forward to a productive new year.”
President Chandler also announced election results for new officers and directors. The 15 GWCA board members serve staggered three-year terms, with five directors -- including one associate member - elected each year. The five incumbent directors elected for the 2019 - 2021 term are:
• Barbara Barrett of Langdale Industries, Valdosta
• Sally Devlin of DDI, Alpharetta
• Elisabeth Eckles of Coca-Cola, Atlanta
• Eddie Kinnard of AgriTrust Georgia, Watkinsville
• David Uhlman of the Association of County Commissioners, Atlanta
In addition to the above, Chandler also announced that the GWCA board had previously appointed Liz Smith of Georgia Power to fill an unexpired term thru 2019.
Each of the incumbent officers were elected to a second one-year term. Those officers are:
President and Chairman of the Board
Connie Chandler, UPS
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Chris Shaw, Wellstar
Elizabeth Bailey, Waffle House