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This year’s winners of the fifth annual “Awards for Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management” are Gary Eastes, risk and benefits manager for the City of Knoxville; Michael P. Murphy, manager, global property and casualty insurance, Kennametal; and Bruce Jones, director, insurance and Texas Plan Administrator, Community Health Systems (CHS).

For the first time ever, not only has a public risk manager won an award, but Eastes also has been named winner of the Risk Manager Champion award.

This year’s winners were chosen for their loss control, return-to-work programs, employee advocacy, performance and leadership.

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