Region VIII Area Director - Metropolitan Candidate
Frank Gesualdo, CSP
Frank P. Gesualdo, CSP has 24 years of safety consulting experience with Liberty Mutual Insurance. He is currently a region manager responsible for leading a team of 18 dedicated consultants that provide safety consulting services along the eastern United States to Liberty’s largest customer (one of the world’s largest package delivery and logistics companies). His prior responsibilities included managing service to the commercial market’s construction wrap-up and energy books of business and selected large national market customers. He helps customers improve their safety results by offering strategies aimed at reducing risk in their business operations.
Frank holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University. He has been a member of the New Jersey Chapter of ASSE since 1992, and is a professional member. He is the current Region VIII metropolitan area director. Prior to that, he has served on the New Jersey Executive Board since 2003 when he began two years of service as the risk management chair. In 2005 he assumed the elected position of secretary, which he held for two years, before serving as vice president, president elect and president successively. Frank was the New Jersey Chapter’s Safety Professional of the Year in 2010.
Other professional safety organizations that Frank is active in include the Safety Executives of New York (SENY) where he is a board member and the professional development conference chair, and the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee.
The challenges facing health and safety professionals continue to grow. How can today’s safety professional keep up and continue to demonstrate value? I can’t think of a better way than by being an active member of your local ASSE Chapter!
An effective local Chapter can offer safety professionals access to people and resources unparalleled anywhere else, serving as an unofficial extension of your safety staff. However, to remain effective each chapter must grow through the addition and involvement of new members and developing relevant professional offerings.
As Area Director of the Metropolitan Area, I will continue to bring the experience and success achieved by the NJ Chapter to the entire region. As President, I filled 5 Chair positions, including a new Community Outreach Chair. These new members are critical to the continuing growth of our chapter by introducing new energies and new ideas to an already outstanding group of people. We held 3 successful PDCs on current topics of interest including Pandemic Planning and Career Development which included advice from Human Resource professionals on resume development.
I am especially proud to have started as Community Outreach Chair and increased our involvement with schools in the area. Our classroom sessions with children in grades 1 – 5 via the Safety Poster contest have been a huge hit, but we need to do much more in this area. After all, these are the future members of our Society and it’s never too early to increase health and safety awareness and involvement!