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State Fund is California's largest provider of workers' compensation insurance and a vital asset to California businesses. State Fund supports California's entrepreneurial spirit and plays a stabilizing role in the economy by providing fairly priced workers' compensation insurance making California workplaces safe, and restoring injured workers.

William M. Zachry

William Zachry was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to State Fund’s Board of Directors in 2010, and reappointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2014.

Zachry is a senior fellow at the Sedgwick Institute, where he also serves as a senior advisor to Sedgwick’s workers’ compensation practice group.

Previously, Zachry served as vice president of risk management for Safeway, Inc., from 2008 to 2016, where he was also vice president of corporate workers’ compensation from 2001 to 2008.

Prior to that, he was senior vice president and chief operations officer for StellerNet from 2000 to 2001. Zachry served as vice president of claims for the Zenith Insurance Company from 1998 to 2000, and was senior vice president of claims for C.E. Heath (HIH, Care America Compensation) from 1987 to 1998.

Zachry was also a member (and Chair) of the California Fraud Assessment Commission from 2000 to 2009.

Zachry was also a board member of the California Self-Insurers Security Fund from 2002 – 2016, serving on both the Claims Committee and the Investment Committee.

He graduated in 1982 with a BS in Business Administration from San Francisco State University.

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