Meet the Instructors
Lead Subject Matter Expert
Brian Langley serves as the Lead Subject Matter Expert for the NASWA UI Integrity Center’s National Integrity Academy. He is charged with helping develop training content and instructing classes. Brian’s UI career currently spans twenty-seven years with the Idaho Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor National Office, Xerox State and Local Solutions, Inc., and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. Brian also served honorably for four years with the United States Air Force. Brian’s education includes a Bachelor of Science with the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Business Administration with the University of Vermont.
Subject Matter Expert
Kim Lind is a Subject Matter Expert for the NASWA UI Integrity Center’s National Integrity Academy. Kim is instrumental in instructing virtual and in-person classes along with assisting in curriculum development. She has over thirty years of experience in the UI system with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. During her career, Kim held various levels of examiner and management positions throughout the Office of UI, retiring as the Assistant Deputy Director of the Tax Operations & Integrity Assurance. Kim’s areas of expertise include UI law and policy, management of UI Senior Managers, Investigators and Tax Auditors, UI Trust Fund management and workshop facilitation. Kim is also a certified Myers Briggs (MBTI) instructor.
Richard "Skip" Tompkins
Subject Matter Expert
Skip Tompkins is a Subject Matter Expert for the NASWA UI Integrity Center’s National Integrity Academy. Skip is instrumental in instructing virtual and in-person classes along with assisting in curriculum development. He has seventeen years of experience in the UI system with the last six years as the Division Director of Benefit Services for Maine’s Department of Labor. In this capacity, Skip was responsible for overseeing the claims centers and BPC unit. Skip’s areas of expertise include: claims taking, adjudication, fraud investigation, quality control (BTQ), appeals policy, state self-assessments, and rules procedures. In addition, he was a contributor for several systems upgrades and served for over thirteen years as a law enforcement officer. Skip’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management.
UI Training Administrator
Wanda Burth has been working as a Training Administrator for NASWA since January 2013. She has over 30 years’ experience with the UI program, including Claims Intake, Adjudication and BAM investigations. Prior to coming to NASWA, she managed the National UI Technical Training Center on a grant from USDOL. As a technical trainer, Ms. Burth developed and delivered a variety of courses surrounding the USDOL supplied SUN server. Program topics include BAM, Data Validation SUN System Administration and UIR. Courses include concepts such as SQL, HTML, XML, data analysis, data migration, data mining, statistical reporting, data anomalies and rates calculations. Wanda has created several self-paced tutorials in various formats in her 20+ years of teaching. She has also created and delivered several live webinars for distance learning solutions.