SCWCEA Announces Two New Board Members[Irmo, S.C., March 6, 2019] – The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA) is pleased to announce the election of Cindy Benton and Jeff Jones to the Board of Directors. At its February meeting, the Board elected two new members to fill unexpired seats for a term of three years.
“We are delighted to have two new, highly talented professionals join our Board," said Lana H. Sims, Jr., SCWCEA President. “Both Cindy and Jeff have significant experience and a host of relevant skills that will enhance the SCWCEA Board and help shape the association’s future.”
Cindy Benton is the South Carolina District Manager for CorVel Corporation and has over 39 years’ experience in Workers’ Compensation and the Health Insurance industry, including fully insured and self-insured customers in sales, account management and PPO development. She actively manages all South Carolina based customers in Third Party Administration and all Managed Care Services. Cindy received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining CorVel Corporation, she was employed by HPS Paradigm TPA, South Georgia Health Partners PPO and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia.
She is an active member of the SCWCEA, the SC Employers Advocacy Association and the SC Public Risk Management Association.
Outside of work, Cindy loves spending time with her family, especially her 2 grandchildren. Painting, sketching, dogs and Gamecock football top her list of favorite activities
Jeffrey S. Jones practices Defense law in the Greenville office of Willson Jones Carter & Baxley, PA. Jeff received his B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College where he was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Jones served as a student clerk in 1989 with the Honorable Malcolm Marsh in U.S. District Court in Portland, Oregon.
He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1993 and is a member of the South Carolina Bar Association and the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association. He has been named to US News Best Lawyers since 2012 and holds an AV Preeminent rating from Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell indicating the highest level of ethical and professional excellence. Jeff practices exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation defense.
Jeff went to high school in Greenville where he met his wife, Sonya. They have two sons and one daughter. Jeff is a deacon at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, boating, skiing, and exercising.
About the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
The SCWCEA is a non-profit organization of over 600 workers' compensation professionals from throughout the United States. It conducts educational programs and provides educational resources for its members and the general public pertaining to the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Act and its administration by the South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission. These programs and resources keep our members up-to-date on the very latest on medical and legal issues related to workers' comp. For information, visit http://www.scwcea.org.
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