Vice President, Professional Development Candidate
Christine M. Sullivan, CSP, ARM
Christine M. Sullivan, CSP, ARM, is the senior vice president, risk control services manager, for Lockton Cos. LLC in Denver, CO. Christine has more than 20 years’ safety and health experience. She holds a B.S. in Human Factors Engineering from Tufts University. For the past 15 years, she has been employed by Lockton Cos., the largest privately held insurance broker in the world. She is responsible for a staff of 30 associates who help both national and international companies with their risk management and safety activities. In addition, Christine acts as a liaison to numerous midsized companies serviced by her office.
An ASSE member since 1996, Christine served as the Colorado Chapter President from 2000 to 2001. During her term as president, the chapter earned a Chapter Achievement Award. She is a member of the Risk Management and Insurance Practice Specialty Advisory Group and is past assistant administrator for that group. Christine has served as a member of the Council on Professional Development since 2006 and is currently its vice president. Previously, she served for 6 years on the Professional Development Conference Planning Committee, with 3 of those years as chair. She also was a member of the 100th Anniversary Task Force, the Loss Control Symposium Planning Committee and the Leadership Initiative Task Force.
Christine has received the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award, the Risk Management and Insurance Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year Award and the Council on Practices and Standards Safety Professional of the Year Award.
As ASSE continues to become a global society we need to sustain the quality of our programs while utilizing new approaches to offer increased value to our membership. We need to evaluate the needs of our student and entry level members, as well as our more seasoned members, in order to ensure we are offering professional development opportunities for members of all experience levels.
The student and entry level members are critical to the future of our profession. We need to adapt our programs to their preferred learning styles utilizing advances in technology to bring programs to them. These programs need to offer value both to the members as well as their employers.
We need to look to the future and see what emerging issues are on the horizon and prepare our members to deal with these issues. We need to be aware of the constraints on our members with regard to travel and time away from the office and use technology to expand our distance learning based offerings. As our members are asked to do more that is outside the realm of traditional safety we need to offer resources to strengthen their knowledge in these nontraditional areas. We need to look for opportunities to reach more of our members and provide them with nontraditional ways to benefit from the wealth of development resources within ASSE.
As a council we need to remain focused on the key issues facing our members but also have the forethought to identify what issues will be the next major challenge our members will face. I am excited to have the opportunity to meet these challenges and continue to improve professional development opportunities for our members.