VWC Alternative Dispute Resolution Supervisor Receives IAIABC 2020 NextGen Award

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Erin Bishop

[Richmond, VA]- The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission is proud to announce the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and
Commissions (IAIABC) has awarded its 2020 NextGen Award to the Commission's Alternative Dispute Resolution Supervisor, Mrs. Erin Bishop.

The IAIABC's NextGen Award recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who are having a positive impact on workers’ compensation and their organizations. Mrs. Bishop was one of six recipients selected from a pool of nominees for this highly competitive and prestigious award.

“The Commission is pleased that Mrs. Bishop has been selected for this international award," said Commission Chairman, R. Ferrell Newman. "She continues to advance our Alternative Dispute Resolution program and has been a key player in transforming our mediation program here at the Commission. We are excited to congratulate Mrs. Bishop on this achievement, along with her strong commitment to our vision of being the most effective and innovative state agency."

Mrs. Bishop will be featured in the IAIABC’s “Meet the NextGen” video series and recognized during a virtual webinar in early 2021. She will also be featured in IAIABC's December issue of Perspectives quarterly digital magazine.