Mr. Mark Walls

Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis,
Safety National

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St. Louis, MO
United States


Insurance professional with over 20+ years experience in workers' compensation, with an emphasis on self-insurance.

I currently work for Marsh, as part of their Workers' Compensation Center of Excellence. My job is to be a resource to the workers' comp industry. This includes researching, speaking at conferences, writing articles, and meeting with employers.

I'm also the founder and manager of the Work Comp Analysis Group on LinkedIn. This little after-hours hobby has become the largest online discussion group dedicated exclusively to workers' comp issues.

My experiences have given me a great perspective into workers' compensation issues. I have participated in hundreds of TPA audits around the country, so I have seen first-hand what the industry "best practices" are.

I have been a speaker on risk management topics at multiple conferences and seminars:
Illinois Self-Insurance Association 2006
Illinois Municipal League RMA 2007, 2010
Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) National Conference 2008
Safety National Workers Compensation Education Seminar 2009, 2010, 2011
Business Insurance Best Practices in Workers' Compensation Management 2010, 2011
RIMS Annual Convention 2011, 2012
PRIMA National Convention 2011, 2012
IAIABC Annual Meeting 2011, 2012
Florida RIMS 2012
Kansas SIA 2012
California WC & Risk Conference 2012
URMIA 2012
Arkansas WC Commission Conference 2012
National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference 2010, 2011, 2012


Iowa State University
Speech Communications
1984 To 1988

Service and Recognition

LexisNexis 2009 Notable Person in Workers' Compensation
LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Center

LexisNexis 2011 Special Achievement Award for Workers’ Compensation
LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Center

Job History

Marsh USA, Inc
SVP - Workers Compensation Market Research Leader
St Louis, MO, United States
March 2013 - present

Work Comp Analysis Group
November 2008 - present

Safety National
Vice President - Claims
St Louis, MO, United States
October 1996 - February 2013

May Department Stores
Claims Supervisor - Self Administered WC
St Louis, MO, United States
January 1990 - October 1996

Equitable Life
January 1989 - December 1989