Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH

Area Directors Candidate

Region IV - Mississippi/Alabama Area - Bob W. Fitzgerald, CSP, CHST

Biography

Bob Fitzgerald is the Manager of Project Safety and Health for Southern Company Operations Engineering and Construction Services (E&CS) located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bob has thirty years’ experience in EHS Management. He works directly with the Southern Company Operations management team to provide EHS services and supervises over 35 EHS professionals.

Bob holds the CSP and CHST designations. He earned a BS in Environmental Science and a MPH in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He is a Professional Member of the Alabama Chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the American Industrial Hygiene

Association. He served as ASSE AL Chapter President from 2010-2013, Chapter Secretary in 2009, and Membership Chair in 2008. Accomplishments include:

Bob is a member of the Safety Community of Practice with the Construction Industry Institute (CII) in Austin, Texas and serves on the National Safety Committees for NCCER, NACBE, AGC, ABC, CURT and CII.  In 2008, Bob was selected as the Safety Professional of the Year by the Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Platform Statement

 “Build it and they will come….”  The mission of ASSE is to promote the advancement of the safety profession and to foster the professional well-being and development of its members.  Simply put, my platform is to help the Chapters in our Area to recognize their opportunities and responsibilities to meet this mission.   This can be achieved by leadership, vision, and passion for our work.  The local Chapter is the backbone of this effort and I will work to assist the local leadership to grasp that vision.  Additionally, as the Area Director for Alabama and Mississippi, I will:

We have to realize that the “Build” part takes hard work…but we can do it.  The “It” part is seeing the vision and setting the goals of what we want to achieve, and “They” are the hard working professionals that are looking for ways to improve their worksites and themselves.

Working together we can help ASSE continue to build on its successes in providing leadership in the safety profession and professional development opportunities for its members.