SAWCA renames Regulator College in Memory of Commissioner Roger Williams

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Commissioner Roger Williams

[Richmond, VA]- The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is honored to announce that the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) has renamed its National Workers' Compensation Regulators College to the Roger L. Williams National Regulators College.

The namesake honors the late Commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, Roger L. Williams. Williams served as Commissioner from 2008 until his passing on October 11, 2016. He also served as the Commission Chairman from 2012-2015.

During his career, Williams was also recognized as a national leader in the industry, previously serving as President of SAWCA. The Regulators College is specifically designed for regulators, legislators, and industry professionals with regulatory responsibilities.

“We are all honored to be a part of this day and see the memory of Roger’s work live on through this organization.,” said Commission Chairman R. Ferrell Newman.

The renaming ceremony took place during the Workers’ Compensation Institute’s 73rd Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference. Several Williams’ family members, Commission employees, including Chairman R. Ferrell Newman, Commissioner Wesley G. Marshall, Commissioner Robert A. Rapport and others were present for the special event.