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IWIF proudly hosts the annual SERMA Conference and conducts quarterly safety training workshops.

Register for the Upcoming Virtual SERMA Conference

We are planning an exciting and interactive program for you, including guest speaker Amberley Snyder, an award-winning barrel racer, who will share her story about overcoming challenge and getting back on her horse. Amberley will speak on Day 2 of the conference, just before our awards ceremony. We look forward to seeing you online!

The 2021 SERMA Conference and Awards Presentation will take place virtually over two days:

Day 1
Wednesday, May 26
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Day 2
Thursday, May 27
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Wednesday, May 26 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Opening Comments: 

  • Kristin Klein, SERMA Committee Chair
  • Tom Phelan, President and CEO, Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company
  • Carmine D’Alessandro, Chief Legal Officer, IWIF/Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

2021 Legislative Session Highlights
Maryland Senator Brian J. Feldman
District 15, Montgomery County

Defensive Driving
First Sergeant Colin Bristow
Maryland State Police

MOSH Update and General Duty Discussion
Michael J. Stracka, CSP
Assistant Commissioner of Labor & Industry
Maryland Department of Labor

Work, Life and Technology:  The Balancing Act
Katie Kecman, Sr. Health Education Specialist
Sharecare, Inc.

Thursday, May 27 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Wellbeing
Amanda Robinson, MSHP, CHES, Health Education Specialist
Sharecare, Inc.        

The Benefits of a Return-to-Work Program- Can it Work for You?
Ashley Hevey, Claims Supervisor, IWIF
Larry A. Barnette, WCP®, Sr. Risk Management Consultant, IWIF

Inspirational Speaker – Amberley Snyder

SERMA Awards

SERMA Newsletters