Sam Cox Spirit Award

Sam Cox was a larger than life friend to the workers’ compensation community who was loved by all who knew him and whose memory is honored in the Sam Cox Spirit Award. Sam was funny, energetic, and focused, and with his passing in 2007, we all lost a
great friend. A vocational rehabilitation and medical management professional, Cox was an owner and leader of Rehabilitation,
Inc. and a founder of Rehab Review, both located in the Jackson, Mississippi area. Sam was also an accomplished tri-athlete who
successfully competed in many events around the nation. Sam’s spirit remains alive within his family, his business partners
and employees, his friends, and others with whom he interacted professionally and socially. Sam accepted every opportunity and challenge with enthusiasm and commitment, and his vision, integrity and thoroughness were accepted by all as simply Sam’s persona.

The recipient of the Sam Cox Spirit Award is a non-lawyer member of the Mississippi workers’ compensation community who epitomizes those wonderful traits for which Sam was known. He or she exemplifies Sam’s inimitable spirit, his love of life, and his
positive influence on our world.

Thank you, Sam, for setting such a wonderful example for all of us.

2009

John H. Nall
CompTrust

2012

Billy Roberts
AmFed Companies, LLC

2015

Cora Beth Hartfield
Mississippi Truck, Food & Fuel – SIF

2010

Dean Watkins
The Taylor Group

2013

Stepahanie Kilpatrick
Rehabilitation, Inc.

2016

Liles Williams
Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission

2011

Perry Nations
Association of General Contractors

2014

Dan Gibson
Mississippi Self Insurers’ Association