Robert M. Hisnay Award and the Patrick A. O’Neill Friendship Award

 

OSIA is seeking nominations for the Robert M. Hisnay Award and the Patrick A. O’Neill Friendship Award to be presented at the 2016 conference June 22 -24 being held at the Hilton located in Easton in Columbus

 

The Robert M. Hisnay Award was established to honor workers’ compensation professionals who have distinguished themselves as experts in the field of workers’ compensation and as leaders in establishing a sound self-insurance system in the interest of all parties.  Nominees for this award must have been in the practice of workers’ compensation while in the employ of the self-insured employer and have exhibited a commitment to honesty, ethics, and principles.

 

The Patrick A. O’Neill Award was established to honor those individuals who have demonstrated that they have been supporters and true friends of self-insurers through their demonstrated efforts to promote self-insurance while working to secure a fair workers’ compensation system.  Anyone involved in Ohio Workers’ Compensation self-insurance can be nominated for this award. The person need not be a member of the Ohio Self-Insurers Association. The candidate may be nominated by anyone familiar with his or her duties and responsibilities.

 

Submissions for candidates must include supportive reasoning for the submission and specifically state why the candidate should be considered.  Nominations for these awards will be kept confidential and will be accepted at

 

OSIA1073@gmail.com through April 1, 2016.

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Robert M. Hisnay Award

 

Mr. Robert M. Hisnay was employed with the Ford Motor Company for twenty-five years and at the time of this death was the coordinator of Ohio Workers’ Compensation.

 

Mr. Hisnay was a founding member of the Ohio Self-Insurers Association and served as a member of the Board of Managers from August, 1974 until his death on November 17, 1979.

 

Mr. Hisnay was recognized through the state as an expert in the field of workers’ compensation. During his term as a Board Member and President, he continually demonstrated his expertise and leadership for establishing a sound self-insurance system in the interest of all parties.

 

In recognition of Mr. Hisnay’s contribution, the Board of Managers of the Ohio Self-Insurers Association has established the Robert M. Hisnay Award to honor those individuals who demonstrate similar outstanding performance in the practice of Ohio Workers’ Compensation self-insurance.

Past Recipients

 

1980  Hisnay Family

 

1981  Douglas Gallagher,

 

          Champion International Paper Inc.

 

1982  Robert B. Rady, Republic Steel Corp.

 

1983  Edward P. Holden, Anchor Hocking Corp.

 

1984  Ralph Adams, General Motors Corp.

 

1984  Leslie R. Cooper, MeAd Container Corp.

 

1985  Inez Weibel, Cleveland Twist Drill Co.

 

1985  Gerald R. Thomas,

 

          Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Co.

 

1985  Russell O’Rourke, Cleveland Builders Supply

 

1985  Gary Auman, Smith & Schnacke

 

1986  Patrick A. O’Neill, General Motors Corp.

 

1986  Robin R. Obetz, Executive Secretary, OSIA

 

1986  Richard D. Schafstall,

 

          Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co.

 

1987  L. Andy Casto, Associated Risk Services

 

1987  Robert E. Finnessy, Ford Motor Company

 

1988  Timothy M. Stapleton, Libbey-Owens-Ford Co.

 

1989  Raymond J. Malone, Sherwin-Williams Co.

 

1990  Raymond M. LeBlanc, BP America

 

1992  Ken Gipson, Weyerhaeuser Company

 

1994  Ruby Rinesmith, BWC,

 

          Director Self-Insurance Section

 

1997  William Gahr, LTV Steel

 

1998  R. J. (Bob) Kenney, Columbia Gas Transmission

 

1999  Betty A. Westbrook, ICI Paints

 

2000  William A. Duda, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.

 

2004  Barb Wagner, Nelson Tree Service

 

2005  Hunter Smith Eichhorn, Pepsi Co.

 

2008  Valerie Ogg, Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

 

2011  Mindy Chenoweth, Luxottica Group

 

2014  Loyd Hudson, American Electric Power

 

          Peggy Downard, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

 

          Catherine Duhigg Gannon, Eaton Corporation

 

2015 Debbie Lantman Formica

Patrick A. O'Neill Friendship Award

 

Mr. Patrick A. O’Neill was employed with the General Motors Corporation for thirty-seven years and at the time of his death was the Ohio Director of General Motors Corp. Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Activities.

 

Mr. O’Neill was a founding member of the Ohio Self-Insurers Association and served as a member of the Board of Managers from August, 1974 until his death on March 9, 1987.

 

Mr. O’Neill was respected throughout the state as a professional in the field of workers’ compensation. In acknowledgement of Mr. O’Neill’s contribution, the Board of Managers of the Ohio Self-Insurers Association has established the Patrick A. O’Neill Friendship Award to honor those individuals who have demonstrated that they have been supporters and true friends of self-insurers.

 

Anyone involved in Ohio Workers’ Compensation self-insurance can be nominated for this award. The person need not be a member of the Ohio Self-Insurers Association. The candidate may be nominated by anyone familiar with his or her duties and responsibilities.

Past Recipients

 

1987  O’Neill Family

 

1987  Vernal G. Riffe, Speaker,

 

          Ohio House of Representatives

 

1987  James T. Parker, Ohio Council Retail Merchants

 

1987  Richard H. Finan, State Senator

 

1987  Paul E. Gillmore, President of The Ohio Senate

 

1988  Frank J. Sampson, (Retired) General Motors

 

1989  Richard C. Heydinger, Hallmark Cards

 

1990  Robert L. McAllister,

 

          Industrial Commission of Ohio

 

1990  Hager Fugate, Industrial Commission of Ohio

 

1991  J. B. Gividen, (Retired) Armco Steel

 

1991  Andrew E. Doehrel, Ohio Chamber of Commerce

 

1993  Russell P. Herrold,

 

          Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease

 

1993  Justice Robert E. Holmes, (Retired)

 

          Ohio Supreme Court

 

1993  Senator Robert R. Cupp, Ohio Senate

 

1994  James Petro, Cuyahogo County Commissioner

 

1995  Robert E. Levitt, Industrial Commission of Ohio

 

1996  Lawrence Kissel, Cinergy Corp.

 

1997  Robert A. Minor, Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease

 

1997  Preston Garvin, Garvin & Hickey

 

1997  Karen Gillmor, Senator, State of Ohio

 

1997  William E. Thompson. Ohio State Representative

 

1997  George V. Voinovich, Governor, State of Ohio

 

1998  James “Woody” Woodward, Ohio Mfg. Assoc.

 

1999  Barbara A. Knapic,

 

          Industrial Commission of Ohio

 

1999  JoAnn Davidson,

 

          Speaker, Ohio House of Representatives

 

1997  Jim Sharpe, Rockwell International

 

2009  Patrick J. Gannon, Industrial Commission of Ohio

 

2009  David E. Boyd,

 

          Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

 

2010  William Holt, Chrysler

 

2014  Barbara Marshall

 

OSIA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

 

2008  Robin Obetz, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease