Professional Member. Was Chapter President in 1996 after holding positions of Delegate, Treasurer (3 years) and V-President (may not be correct title). In recent years have held the position of Audit Chair for 5+years and Website Chair for 3 years. Joined ASSE in 1980 and has been a member of Austin Chapter since 1990.
Have worked in the safety, environmental, health, fire protection, emergency response and security fields since 1979. Prior to working in Austin, worked in the insurance (risk representative), chemical, pharmaceuticals and food manufacturing industries (baby formula). Worked for Abbott Labs, Hospira Inc and Pfizer at the Austin site as EHS site Manager. For the last 3 years was a part of the plant senior operations staff. Have also managed occupation health services and security. Managed two VPP, Voluntary Protection Program, sites for 8 years. OSHA Special Government Employee (SGE) for two years and participated in two VPP recertification inspections in last 3 years. Experienced speaker and trainer, including presentations at Texas Safety Conference, Austin IH group and Region III ASSE conference. Was a member of local EHS Professionals group who created the Construction Safety Consortium which provided EHS training in Austin area for over 15 years. Was a board member of CSH, Inc, representing industry. Participated on various Abbott and Hospira site inspection teams. Site Radiation Safety Officer from 1996 to 2016. Retired in November of 2016 and on Sabbatical. Currently working on to become a trainer for OSHA 30 and 10 Hour training courses.