T. Hale Johnston, senior vice president and regional manager, Pacific Region, for Reno, Nev.-based Employers, has been re-elected as chairman of the board of directors of the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. CWCI is a private, nonprofit association that works to improve California workers’ compensation through research, information, education and representation. Johnston previously served as board chairman for 2009 and was re-elected to the 2010 board at the Institute’s annual meeting in San Francisco on March 26.
Based in Oakland, Calif., the Institute’s primary function is to provide data, analyses and practical expertise on issues and trends affecting California workers’ compensation. CWCI’s Board of Directors is comprised of 15 representatives from CWCI member insurers including Liberty Mutual Group, The Hartford Insurance Group and Chartis Insurance, among others. The board meets quarterly and is responsible for the direction of the Institute’s activities and educational efforts.
Johnston has been senior vice president and regional manager for Employers’ Pacific Region since April 2006, where he is responsible for management, profit and growth of traditional market business in California and Oregon. He has held executive and senior executive positions for more than 19 years within the specialized field of workers’ compensation insurance.