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Women in Comp: Babs Schultz, VP of Underwriting at LRA SIF

Babs Schultz, Vice President of Underwriting and Member Services at the Louisiana Restaurant Association workers’ comp fund (​LRA SIF​) is our July “Women in Comp” featured executive. Read on for her perspective on how the workers’ comp world has changed since she started at LRA in 1993, plus her thoughts on work ethic in a male dominated industry.

Women in Comp: Michelle Sorrells

Michelle Sorrells, workers’ comp claimant attorney of counsel with Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC and co-chair of the Kids’ Chance scholarship program through the Louisiana Bar Foundation – among many other leadership roles – is this month’s “Women in Comp” featured executive. Find out what the born and raised Baton Rougian has to say about the range of work experience that inspires her practice today, and how being female confers some distinct advantages in the world of workers’ comp.

Women in Comp: OWC District 8 Judge Diane Lundeen

“Women in Comp,” Louisiana Comp Blog’s profile series highlighting local female executives in the workers’ comp sector, is back in the new year. The first featured leader of 2016 is Judge Diane Lundeen, a workers’ comp judge in OWC District 8, New Orleans. Read on to get Judge Lundeen’s perspective on her career, Louisiana’s workers’ comp system, and how professional women often represent, and thus can help, each other.

Women in Comp: Janelle Frost

This month’s Women in Comp featured executive is Janelle Frost, Chief Executive Officer at the publicly-traded, DeRidder-based AMERISAFE Inc. Frost recently earned the top job after spending nearly her entire career at every level of AMERISAFE’s operations and she is the first woman to hold the position. The secret to her success? Letting opportunity find you.

Women in Comp: Melissa Campesi

This month’s Women in Comp featured executive is Melissa Campesi, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Louisiana Commerce and Trade Association Self-Insurer’s Fund (LCTA). Campesi sat down with Louisiana Comp Blog to discuss her impressive and varied career, plus her unique blend of rural and urban sensibilities and LCTA’s new plan to convert from an SIF to a standard carrier.

Women in Comp: Pauline Williams

This month’s “Women in Comp” featured executive is Pauline Williams, Director of the Workers’ Compensation Second Injury Board and Manager of Finance and Audit for the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration. Williams gave us an inside look at her life and times, plus details on the inner workings of the Second Injury Fund in light of a requested appropriations increase currently at issue in the Legislature.

Women in Comp: Stephanie Ragsdale

Louisiana Comp Blog’s new “Women in Comp” series highlights the role of women in the workers’ comp industry in Louisiana. These exceptional business leaders will discuss their careers and backgrounds, plus explore what it means to be female in the insurance world. This month we spoke with Stephanie Ragsdale, Director of Workers’ Compensation and Risk at HSLI, based in Baton Rouge.

Women in Comp: Elizabeth Lowry

Louisiana Comp Blog’s new “Women in Comp” series highlights the role of women in the workers’ comp industry in Louisiana. These exceptional business leaders will discuss their careers and backgrounds, plus explore what it means to be female in the insurance world. Our inaugural interview for the series is Elizabeth Lowry, Area Manager at the Metairie office of CorVel Corporation. Read on for Lowry’s candid thoughts about the workers’ comp industry in our state and the challenges executive women face in today’s workplace and larger social structure.