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For immediate release: Jan. 14, 2013

Wyse appointed BWC Northwest Ohio business development manager

COLUMBUS - Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer today announced the appointment of Jim Wyse as business development manager for Northwest Ohio. In this position, Wyse will serve as an ambassador for Buehrer and work with employers that could substantially benefit from BWC's safety and claims management services. Wyse is one of four such managers across the state.

"We are pleased to have Jim to help employers create safer work environments and effectively assist workers when they are injured, which are both key to lowering workers' compensation premiums and freeing up funds for employers to energize company growth and job creation," said Buehrer. "Jim and his counterparts are seasoned professionals who will bridge a gap between BWC and employers that we must fill if we are to accomplish our prevention and care mission."

BWC offers numerous programs that can help businesses save money, generally focused on preventing accidents and improving worker care. Wyse will work with other BWC staff to educate employers on these programs and increase participation in them. One example is Destination: Excellence, a program that allows businesses to choose from up to seven money-saving options focused primarily on creating safer work places and transitioning injured workers back onto the job. He will also establish relationships with employers in Northwest Ohio to ensure their workers' compensation needs are being met.

Wyse comes to BWC after spending more than 29 years in the insurance business, working primarily with employers to assist with their health insurance needs. His focus was helping employers keep their health insurance costs under control by implementing strategies such as wellness benefits and other cost cutting tools, and then communicating those policies through employee benefit meetings or forms of written communication.

After selling his insurance agency in 2004, Jim continued to work for the agency that purchased his business until July.

Wyse has an extensive background in public and community service, serving on many local boards and committees, including the board of directors of the Community Hospital & Wellness Center, and the Rotary Club, where he is a past president and Paul Harris Fellow. He has been mayor of Archbold since 2004. He was recognized in 2008 as Archbold Citizen of the Year for his economic development efforts, the youngest person to earn the award in its 50-year history.

Wyse lives in Archbold (Fulton County).

A photo of Jim Wyse is available here.

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