ASSE Executive Director
Dennis Hudson, J.D.


Dennis Hudson was appointed the American Society of Safety Engineer’s executive director on June 1, 2016. Since joining ASSE in 2007 as the Director of Professional Affairs, Hudson has led efforts to advance the interests of the occupational safety and health profession, including initiatives involving academic accreditation, government affairs, ethics, a professional capabilities framework and inter-society outreach. He also was instrumental in the creation of the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability and the Risk Assessment Institute.

Prior to joining ASSE, Hudson, a licensed attorney, worked in the corporate law department of Sears, Roebuck and Co. where his areas of responsibility included environmental matters, regulatory compliance, consumer product safety and occupational safety. Hudson also served as Director of Environmental, Health, and Safety for Sears.


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