Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH

President-Elect

Michael Belcher, CSP

Michael Belcher, CSP, is Vice President of Risk and Safety for DS Services, the U.S. leader in water, coffee, tea and filtration services, where he leads safety and health efforts that affect more than 5,000 employees. Belcher devotes most of his time working to align safety and risk management processes with desired business outcomes while managing a multimillion dollar budget.

With 25 years’ experience as a safety professional, Mike has worked successfully with various employers to control losses, improve operational performance, and prevent injuries, illnesses, fire and vehicle accidents. He also worked for Cingular Wireless and Coca-Cola Enterprises in prominent safety and risk management roles. He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University of Florida.

Mike is currently serving as the 2013 – 2014 Senior Vice President, and has served on various Society committees, was the Region IV vice president from 2010 to 2011 and deputy chair of the Council on Member and Region Affairs from 2011 to 2012. Mike was an area director for 5 years, and he has held offices as delegate, president, president-elect and secretary in the Georgia Chapter. Mike was named the Georgia Chapter’s Safety Professional of the Year in 2003, and he has appeared in television interviews as an ASSE spokesperson.

Other professional affiliations include the Georgia Safety Leaders Council and the Direct Delivery Leadership Council. As a member of various ANSI Z245 subcommittees, he participated in the development of national consensus standards for waste management safety. Mike also is the former vice chair of the Atlanta-Fulton County Local Emergency Planning Committee, a published author and a frequent speaker at professional conferences.