The Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee (WCAC) was created by the Washington State Legislature in 1971 (RCW 51.04.110). Members include representatives from business, organized labor, self-insured employers and the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA). The WCAC meets at least every quarter.

Meeting topics include:

  • Budget issues
  • Policy changes
  • New programs
  • Insurance rates
Meeting Schedule

WCAC meetings are held 9 a.m. to noon at:

Labor & Industries headquarters
7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501

Upcoming meetings

Minutes Members

Business group

  • Bob Battles (General Counsel) - Association of Washington Business 
  • Sheri Call - Washington Trucking Association
  • Jon DeVaney - Washington Fruit Tree Association
  • Sheri Sundstrom - Hoffman Corp.

Labor group

  • AJ Johnson - Washington State Council of Firefighters
  • Joe Kendo - Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Mark Riker - Washington State Labor Council
  • Brenda Wiest - Teamsters Local 117

Executive group

  • Holly Kessler - Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals - Ex officio member (board chair)
  • Joel Sacks - Department of Labor & Industries - L&I Director
  • Mike Ratko - Department of Labor & Industries - Chair