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Brian J. Teusink, CPA, CCM, AIAF, president

 
  Brian J. Teusink  

Brian Teusink is president and CEO at PHT Services, Ltd. in Columbia. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. PHTS administers Palmetto Hospital Trust, a workers’ compensation group self-insurance pool for not-for-profit healthcare organizations in South Carolina.

 

Linda Maass vice-president

 
  Linda Maass  

Linda Maass, AIC is account executive, alternative risk services at Key Risk Management. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she obtained a B.S. in communications.

 

John DeLoache secretary

 
  John DeLoache  

John DeLoache, an attorney with the SC Association of Counties, provides legal assistance to the county workers' compensation and property & liability pools. He obtained his law degree at the University of South Carolina and a master of science from the University of Tennessee.

 

Jarrett Robinson treasurer

 
  Jarrett Robinson  

Jarrett Robinson is director, environmental health and safety for TCi Tire Centers LLC. He is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and has 20 years of experience in occupational safety and claims management.

 

David Benenhaley

 
  David Benenhaley  

David Benenhaley is senior safety specialist at Santee Cooper Power. He is president of the South Carolina chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and serves on the board of directors of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association.

 

Carol Caulk

 
  Carol Caulk  

Carol Caulk, is Director of Workplace Safety & Wellness at Agape Senior. Carol attended the University of South Carolina, holds a paralegal certificate and offers 25 years of legal experience. Carol serves as President-Elect for the Palmetto Paralegal Association and serves on numerous boards and committees in the Community.

 

Mark Davis

 
  Mark Davis  

Mark Davis is an attorney in the Charleston office of McAngus, Goudelock & Courie. A graduate of Furman University and the University of South Carolina School of Law, he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

 

Nichole Dunmeyer

 
  Nichole Dunmeyer  

Nichole R. Dunmeyer is the Workers’ Compensation & Career Administrator for Charleston Water System in Charleston. She is a licensed insurance adjuster in the state of South Carolina. She graduated from the University of South Carolina and the University of Charleston with a Masters of Public Administration degree. She also holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from the College of Charleston.

 

Jerry L. Johnson, ARM, AIC

 
  Jerry L. Johnson  

A former president of the South Carolina Self-Insurers Association, Jerry Johnson is the risk manager for BMW Manufacturing Co. in Spartanburg. He was previously a corporate claims manager and corporate risk manager at Wellman, Inc.

 

David Hill Keller

 
  David Keller  

David Hill Keller, of Counsel to Turner Padget Graham & Laney, was awarded a BA from the Houston University and a JD degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. After graduation from Law School, David served as a staff attorney for the South Carolina Supreme Court and as staff attorney for the South Carolina State Accident Fund. A frequent lecturer on workers' compensation law, he is a member of the South Carolina and American Bar Associations and served one term as editor of the Workers' Compensation Volume of South Carolina Jurisprudence. He is a past President of the SC Employers' Advocacy Association, a two-time chairman of the Greenville City Planning Commission currently serving as vice-chair, delegate to the Anglican Church in North America's Provincial Council and a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the South Carolina Army National Guard.

 

Kelly Murphy

 
  Kelly Murphy  

Kelly Murphy serves as legal counsel for litigation and workers' compensation matters with Roper St. Francis Healthcare system in Charleston. She is a graduate of the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina, where she also obtained her law degree.

 

Heather Ricard, CPA

 
  Heather Ricard  

Heather Ricard has been with the Municipal Association of South Carolina since 2005 and was appointed as the Director of Risk Management Services in March, 2012. She previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Risk Management programs of the Association and directed the financial accounting and reporting functions for the SC Municipal Insurance Trust, SC Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund, SC Local Government Assurance Group and SC Other Retirement Benefits Employer Trust.

Before joining the Association, Heather served in various accounting positions with the City of Vacaville, California, and worked with the city for almost nine years. She is a CPA and graduate of the University of South Carolina. Heather also received her master's in business administration from California State University.

 

Chip Timmons

 
  Chip Timmons  

Chip Timmons is the Risk Manager for the City of Columbia. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Masters of Public Administration degree and a Bachelors degree in political science.

 

Tosca Walls

 
  Tosca Walls  

Tosca Walls is the Director of TPA Operations at Companion Third Party Administrators, LLC. Tosca holds a BS in Business Administration (Finance) from Austin Peay State University. She has earned the Association in Claims (AIC), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) and Certified Workers' Compensation Professional (CWCP) designations. Tosca currently serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Educational Association.

 

Elaine Zornow

 
  Elaine Zornow  

Elaine Zornow is a business analyst for Palmetto Health. She earned a B.A. in Journalism and an MBA from the University of South Carolina.

 

Mike Chase, legal advisor

 
  Mike Chase  

Mike Chase, an attorney with Turner Padget Graham & Laney, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and USC School of Law. A Certified Civil Court Mediator, he is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Workers’ Compensation, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

 
 


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