Orlando, FL, April 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Legendary former Florida State University Football Coach Bobby Bowden will deliver a keynote address at the 68th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) on August 19 in Orlando.
“We are extremely pleased to have someone with the stature, character, and reputation of Coach Bowden address our convention,” says WCEC General Chairman James N. McConnaughhay. “He is a wonderful complement to our industry keynote speaker, Sedgwick President and CEO David North. Both men are leaders in their respective fields and widely recognized for the energy and commitment they bring to their work. While Coach Bowden is retired now, he remains a pivotal force for football and student athletes.”
Bowden, who is known as much for his affable charm as he is for his championship teams, holds the NCAA record for most career wins and bowl wins by a Division I FBS coach. He coached young men for seven decades, and spent 34 years with the Florida State Seminoles football team before retiring in 2009. He guided the Seminoles to more than three hundred victories, two national championships, and 12 Atlantic Coast Conference titles, finishing in the top five in the country in 14 straight seasons. He also led the Seminoles to Bowl Games in 28 consecutive seasons during his 34-year tenure.
The patriarch of college footballs most famous coaching family, Bowden remains heavily involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, annually awarding The National Bobby Bowden Award to a student-athlete for achievement on and off the field, including his conduct as a faith model in the community. Bowden was inducted into the College Hall of Fame in 2006. He and his wife of 61 years, Ann, live in Tallahassee, Fla.
WCEC is the largest gathering of its kind in the nation. Attendance at the August 18 - 21 convention at the Orlando World Center Marriott is expected to top 8,000, drawing participants from across the nation and a number of foreign countries.
“WCEC is the must-attend event for C-level executives, risk managers, claims adjusters, insurers, and medical and legal experts,” says Chairman McConnaughhay. “This is the only conference in the country that brings together all workers’ compensation stakeholders in a collegial atmosphere for education and information sharing. We offer attendees an extraordinary opportunity to connect with their peers, earn a wealth of CEUs, and hear exclusive presentations from nationally recognized experts.”
The conference has been expanded to four days to accommodate the several hundred speakers presenting discipline-specific programs, breakout sessions and CEU opportunities. Additionally, more than 300 exhibitors will be on hand to present information on their products and services.
WCEC is presented by the Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that serves as a comprehensive resource to all members of the workers’ compensation community. WCI maintains LinkedIn and Twitter accounts and a website that offers industry news, commentary, resources, and conference information.
About The Workers’ Compensation Institute
The Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that serves all members of the workers’ compensation community—risk managers, insurers, brokers, agents, employers, employees, and claims, medical, and legal professionals. The WCI sponsors and maintains a website, a LinkedIn account and a Twitter feed. WCI presents an annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference every August in Orlando.
About The Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference
Now in its 68th year, the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) is the must-attend event for C-level executives, risk managers, claims adjusters, insurers, and medical and legal experts. Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Institute, the conference offers attendees an extraordinary opportunity to connect with their peers and learn from nationally recognized experts.
The 2013 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held August 18-21 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.