About the Panelists:
Transforming C-Suite Women's Leadership Development Because Diversity Matters.
“It’s my mission to close the diversity gap between the Executive Suite and the C-Suite by ending career plateaus and off ramps that derail the careers of minority women and men. There’s a tiny space between making a difference and accepting the status quo – I work within that gap.”
A transformational keynote speaker, author, coach, business strategist, and visionary. Margaret has 30 years’ experience inspiring organizations to value talent. Engaging employees in a shared vision, creating inclusive initiatives, and fostering collaboration across silos are central tenets of her work.
Determined to create a glide path for diversity and inclusion in executive leadership, Margaret launched The Employee to CEO Project, a global initiative aimed at increasing the representation of women, with specific emphasis on minority women, in C-Suite leadership roles. Her, latest book, Leadership Self-Transformation: 52 Career-Defining Questions Every High-Achieving Women Must Answer – challenges women to clarify their vision, find the power, and the limitless courage to build the career they want.
Margaret’s journey to the executive suite was nontraditional. She began her career managing workplace injuries and, consequently, observed injured employees being discarded from the workforce. From a catapulting question written on a napkin in 1999, her company, C. Douglas & Associates, currently manages a claims loss portfolio valued at over $95 million for its multinational client base.
Voted Top 20 Speaker seven consecutive years at SHRM Society for Human Resource Management Annual and Diversity conferences. A six-year member of SHRM’s Special Expertise Panel. She is the five-term Conference Co-chair of the Return to Work section of the WCI Workers’ Compensation Education Conference. In 2017 she received the InTouch Excellence Award “Women Leading the Way” in Workers’ Compensation.
Dr. Adam Seidner, MD, MPH
Dr. is the Chief Medical Officer for The Hartford. He is responsible for The Hartford’s strategy and policy across all lines of business with a particular focus on Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management. He has worked on many public health issues over the years including indoor air quality, outbreaks, pandemics, and catastrophic events. He is responsible for medical policy development, quality assurance and improvement.
He worked on vaccine development and testing for 10 years. Other areas of research include worksite health promotion, return to work and stay at work, integrative pain management, and fitness for work. He and The Hartford are currently working on the Retaining Employment and Talent after Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN) project through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
Dr. Seidner earned a doctor of medicine degree from SUNY Health Science Center, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Connecticut, and an A.B. in Anthropology from Hamilton College. He is board certified by the American Board of Preventative Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Medicine and American Board of Family Medicine.
Deborah R. Roy, MPH, RN, COHN-S, CSP, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN
Ms. Roy is president of SafeTech Consultants Inc., providing safety consulting for global clients. Roy has more than 35 years of occupational safety and health experience and very recently retired as corporate director of health, safety and wellness at L.L.Bean. She has been involved in pandemic planning and response to emergencies at worksites, and at the state and federal levels for the last 12 years. Roy wrote the proceedings paper entitled “Business Continuity: Minimizing the Risks from a Pandemic in 2010, and “Preparing For a Pandemic: Lessons From H1N1” that was published in ASSP’s Professional Safety journal in 2011. She has presented multiple webinars and podcasts in the last two months on COVID 19. Her article titled “The Safety Professionals Role in Planning for a Pandemic” was posted online by ASSP on March 2, 2020.
Roy is also the President-elect of the American Society of Safety Professionals.
Steve Figliuolo, ARM
Steve Figliuolo is a graduate from Stetson University, and has been working in the insurance industry for more than fifteen years.
Steve started his career as a Claims Examiner, handling workers compensation claims for various employers. Steve spent a brief stint as a licensed Private Investigator and Account Executive for a regional company where he focused on the needs of his many customers – ranging from surveillance, to fraud investigations, to field work, and sales. Steve presented CEU classes as he became a certified teacher in multiple states throughout the Southeast. Steve also completed his Associate in Risk Management designation from The Institutes Risk & Insurance.
In 2015 Steve took on the Client Performance Manager role at Sedgwick for Chick-fil-A, where he was responsible for the claim-based outcomes of the Workers Compensation, General Liability, and Auto Liability programs for Chick-fil-A.
In 2017 Steve joined Chick-fil-A directly, taking on the position of Senior Risk Manager of Claims, where he currently oversees the casualty claims program, as well as optional coverage programs for Operators.