Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH

Regional Vice President Candidate

Region V - Diana Stegall CSP, CFPS, ALCM, ARM, CPCU

Biography

Diana Stegall, CSP, CFPS, ALCM, ARM, CPCU, loss control technical consultant for United Heartland, Minnesota, provides technical and managerial assistance to clients.  She was loss control branch manager for Chubb and previously worked at PMA, Reliance, and USF&G. 

Diana received the Society Safety Professional of the Year (2005), Culbertson award (2011, 2004), Northwest Chapter SPY (2011), Region V SPY (2013), and the Triad Chapter and Region VI SPY (2003).  Diana holds a B.A.from Wake Forest University.

As Chair, Society PDC planning committee, Diana oversaw the record-breaking Safety 2011, (attendance and profit).  While on the committee (2004-2011), she increased the viability and visibility of the Executive Summit and implemented a consistent review process for speaker submissions.

Diana is chair of the CoMRA Education and Training Committee, charged with developing curricula for chapter officers and with oversight for the Leadership Conference (LC).  This role takes advantage of her experience with LC (chair 2004, 2005), adult education, and her passion for improving chapter officer knowledge, skills, and abilities.  She has developed and presented numerous webinars for chapter leaders based on her knowledge of chapter operations and member involvement.  

As a board member of the Northwest Chapter since 2007, Stegall planned its record-breaking 2012 PDC (100 additional attendees) and continued using her knowledge of PD to improve the conference every year.  As president-elect of the Northwest Chapter, she introduced a committee reporting tool to improve communication between the board and the ever-growing committees which allow more members to be involved.

Platform Statement

It is a privilege and honor to run for Region V Vice President, representing our outstanding members. I want to use my passion for ASSE, leadership skills, and broad knowledge of ASSE to represent this great region. Over the years, I have received many intangible benefits from my ASSE involvement.  This opportunity provides me a chance to give back at a higher level. 

The RVP’s role is to provide leadership, assistance and consultation to Chapter Presidents – and to help all chapter leaders provide a good member experience.  There are several aspects to this – communication, education, and tools that help, versus hinder, the ability to be successful.  Some of the processes are already in place, but it is important to be sure that “push” and “pull” technologies are utilized to ensure that everyone has the information that they need in a format that works best for them.
Professional development is a key benefit listed by members when asked about ASSE membership.  I plan to use my extensive knowledge in this area to improve the professional development offerings in the region by working with the chapters to identify additional potential educational opportunities.

In my role as Deputy RVP, I have already had the opportunity to represent the Region at the Board level and as a result am in a position to be able to hit the ground running as RVP.  This will enable us to build on the momentum that previously been established.

I am committed to leading Region V to be the premiere region in the Society and to represent you, and all members, as well as helping the chapters provide a positive member experience for all.

Thank you in advance for your support.