Alan McClain has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission since January 15, 2005.
He had been with the AWCC since July, 2000, serving as Director of the Self-Insurance Division until being named CEO.
McClain had workers’ compensation experience dating to 1987 prior to becoming CEO. He was Assistant Director of the Public Employee Claims Division at the Arkansas Insurance Department from 1998-2000, Claims Determination Manager at the Arkansas Insurance Department from 1993 to 1998, and worked in the private sector from 1987 to 1992 in the Claims Management Services Division for Sedgwick James of Arkansas.
The Monticello native received his bachelor’s degree in political science in 1987 from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, and a master of public administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1993.
He previously served as chair of the Self-Insurance Committee of the Southern Association of Workers Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) and of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards & Commissions (IAIABC). Currently he serves on the Executive Committees of each of those organizations, and as the 2010-2011 IAIABC President.
He has been involved with the board activities of the Self-Insurance Guaranty Funds of America and serves on the faculty of the IAIABC Workers’ Compensation College, teaching courses on claims administration and self-insurance.
McClain lives in Little Rock with his wife, Johnna, and two sons, Andrew and Nathan. He attends Fellowship Bible Church.
James W. Daniel
W. Daniel is the Assistant Chief Executive Officer of
the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission. He received his
B.S. degree in accounting from Arkansas Tech University, Russellville,
Arkansas, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University
of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Before joining the AWCC in 1987,
he was a Commissioner for the Arkansas Public Service Commission.
Daniel had previously been in private practice of law and had
served as President and CEO of the Citizens Bank of Marshall,
Arkansas. He served as AWCC Chairman until December, 1996.
During his tenure as Chairman,
the AWCC expanded its Legal Advisior Division and launched the
Medical Cost Containment Department and the Health and Safety
He has also served on the Arkansas
State Police Commission and the Community Volunteer Fire Department
in Marshall, Arkansas, and is Vice President of the Arkansas
State of Arkansas
Workers' Compensation Commission
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