ASSE President
James D. Smith, M.S., CSP

James D. Smith, M.S., CSP, director of risk control services for Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, is a professional member of Region IV and an ASSE member for 30 years, residing in West Palm Beach, FL. Jim was previously employed as safety and claims (liability) manager for 18 years for South Florida Water Management. Jim holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Industrial Safety from University of Central Missouri.

Jim served 10 years on ASSE’s Board of Directors, in three major leadership positions including vice president of finance (two terms), managing the Society’s finances, budget and investments; vice president, Council on Practices and Standards (two terms), overseeing practice specialties, branches, the Standards Development Committee and common-interest groups; and vice president, Council on Professional Affairs.

Committee experience includes Council on Professional Affairs, Council on Practices and Standards, Finance, Executive, Strategic Planning, Standards Development, Body of Knowledge, Risk Assessment Task Force, Public Relations Task Force, Professional Code of Conduct, Congress of Councils, Professional Development Conference Planning and NORA Research Task Force. Jim also has been a chapter delegate and is a two term elected chapter president.

Society awards/honors include ASSE’s Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year (2004); Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award; and President’s Award for financial management (2010 and 2012). Jim serves on several ANSI standards committees [ANSI Z590 (chair), Z10, A14, A10.33, A14.3 (chair), A1264.1/1264.2] and he has been an expert reviewer for Professional Safety. His influence and contributions continue to shape ASSE policy, procedures and processes that sustain the Society as a premier SH&E professional organization.


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