Maureen Gallagher Named 2015 Comp Laude Winner at Annual Awards & Gala Event in Burbank, CA

Louisville, KY – Dec. 29, 2015 – WorkCompCentral acknowledged winners for their outstanding contributions to the workers’ compensation industry at the 4th Annual Comp Laude Awards and Gala at the Burbank Marriott Airport Hotel on Saturday, December 5. Comp Laude, with a slight play on the words “cum laude” from our higher learning institutions, simply means “with honor.”

“Our mission with the Comp Laude Awards and Gala is to show the world what is right with the workers’ compensation industry,” said WorkCompCentral’s President and CEO David DePaolo. “Our industry gets so much negative press, so we’ve designed these awards with rigorous judging protocols in place, to identify the best of the best.”

Co-sponsored by Sedgwick Claims Management Services, the Comp Laude Awards were presented to individuals representing all segments of the workers’ compensation industry, including claims adjusters, attorneys, medical and insurance professionals, even injured workers. Awards were presented in seven categories.

Maureen Gallagher, Managing Director for Assured Neace Lukens in Southfield, Michigan, was named one of nine Comp Laude Award winners, winning the Individual Comp Laude Award for her leadership in workers’ compensation.

“I am pleased to be recognized by WorkCompCentral for my efforts in the workers compensation industry. Being presented this award by a prestigious organization with leaders from a variety of industry segments is a privilege and honor,” said Gallagher.

For a list of the “President’s Honor Roll” recipients also acknowledged at the event, plus a complete list of nominees, visit

“Workers’ compensation is a dynamic and ever-evolving industry,” said DePaolo. “We want to recognize those people who do good things and help the system run smoothly. At the same time, we want to remind folks that our workers’ compensation system is the largest privatized social benefit system in the world.”

Please consider making a nomination for the 2016 Comp Laude Awards. Next year’s Comp Laude Awards and Gala event is scheduled for the first week in November. Visit or call 805-484-0333 for details.

To learn more about Assured Neace Lukens, visit:

Founded in 1991, Assured Neace Lukens specializes in commercial property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, risk management and personal insurance coverage. Assured Neace Lukens offers the resources of a large firm and the service of a local independent office. Assured Neace Lukens is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, and has more than 30 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and South Carolina. Assured Neace Lukens became an AssuredPartners, Inc. company in September 2011. For more information, visit us at, or visit our blog, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

Based in Camarillo, Calif., WorkCompCentral is a digital media company serving workers’ compensation professionals by producing the industry’s only daily news publication and also offering continuing education content and other industry tools. Call 805-484-0333 or visit Follow Founder David DePaolo at