Meet our team

LWCC’s team includes a board of directors, executive officers, and dedicated employees, all working to elevate Louisiana one business and one worker at a time.

We are LWCC

LWCC’s purpose is to help Louisiana thrive. To fulfill this purpose we must first serve our agent partners, policyholders, and injured workers at the highest level, providing excellence in execution, from underwriting to life-long care of an injured worker. We are able to do this through the talent, hard work, and dedication of our LWCC team.

Executive Officers

Kristin Wall

President & CEO

Joining LWCC in its first year of operation, she now leads the company across all functions, providing strategic and operational leadership to the organization.

John Hawie

Senior Vice President,
Chief Investment Officer

Guides the company's investment portfolio and long-term capital management, supporting the company's overall business strategy of enhancing profitability through earned income.

Paul Buffone

Senior Vice President,
Chief Claims Officer

Leads the people in claims and manages all claims-related functions that help injured workers recover from their injuries and return to their meaningful lives in an efficient yet compassionate manner.

Michael Stiltner

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel

Leads LWCC's in-house law firm in providing a broad range of litigation services to its policyholders in workers' compensation-related legal matters.

Gretchen Hofeling

Senior Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer

Manages the company's finance and real estate functions including accounting and reporting, payroll, billing, accounts payable and receivable, financial planning and analysis, and facilities.

Angela McGhee

Senior Vice President,
Underwriting & Chief Actuary

Responsible for policyholder-related services including underwriting, audit, and safety, in addition to leading all actuarial functions for the company.

Gary Sanders

Senior Vice President,
Chief Technology Officer

Ensures the efficiency, stability, and security of all technology functions within the company.

Seth Irby

Senior Vice President,
Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer

Leads marketing, branding, and communication efforts, ensures quality of service in all customer-facing teams, helps set corporate strategy, and oversees all large philanthropic initiatives.

Board of Directors

James N. “Jim” Hall

Board Chair

Thomas K. “Tommy” Huval

Board Vice-Chair

Stephen W. “Steve” Craig

Board Member

Sibal T. Holt

Board Member

Angele Davis

Board Member

Robin “Rob” Liles

Board Member

Patrick E. Mockler

Board Member

Byron Craig Thomson

Board Member

Barbara F. Young

Board Member

Ira J. Middleberg

Ex Officio, Non-Voting

Senator M. Kirk Talbot

Ex Officio, Non-Voting

Representative Chad M. Brown

Ex Officio, Non-Voting

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