Title: Co-Owner, Vocational Expert
Company: Weldon and Associates
Location: Easley, South Carolina, United States
Karl S. Weldon, Co-Owner and Vocational Expert at Weldon and Associates, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in vocational work.
Matriculating at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, Mr. Weldon earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Arts in rehabilitation psychology in 1987. From the opportunities he was afforded in college, he found a passion for working directly with disabled individuals. Shortly thereafter, he commenced a professional role with the state of South Carolina in the vocational rehabilitation division. Mr. Weldon went on to achieve his Doctorate, all but dissertation, in rehabilitation psychology from Auburn University, having also simultaneously served as a director of a vocational evaluation unit for juvenile delinquents. After a culmination of experiences, he decided to pursue a career in working with the injured dealing with workers’ compensation type injuries.
After working for several companies and hospitals, Mr. Weldon and his wife, Roxanne, felt they had sufficient skill set and experience to spearhead their own business. Since 1984, he has excelled as a co-owner and vocational expert at Weldon and Associates, in which he provides services to injured workers through case management and vocational evaluations. Certified by the American Board of Vocational Experts and by the Social Security Administration, Mr. Weldon has worked as a consultant in the field of vocational rehabilitation for four decades. Having worked closely with hospitals, clinics, employers, physicians and attorneys, he flourishes in all areas of his industry with knowledge and distinction. Currently, he is working closely with employers to help develop light-duty programs, as well as return to work programs.
Finding great success throughout the course of his career, Mr. Weldon was elected president of the National Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association from 1978 to 1980. He cites this as the highlight of his career, as it gave him the opportunity to interact with more field professionals. In addition, he maintains affiliation with the National Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. Mr. Weldon thanks his various mentors for his current career stance, including Dr. Randal McDaniel, who taught him everything he knows today, and Dr. Spurgeon Cole, his very first mentor from Clemson University. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching soccer, woodworking, home improvement and photography.
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