METROPOLITAN AREA DIRECTOR– REGION VIII

Frank P. Gesualdo, CSP
Senior Service Director – Commercial Markets
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
Roseland, NJ

BIOGRAPHY

Frank P. Gesualdo, CSP is a Senior Service Director for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co..  He is responsible for 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 has over 22 years of safety consulting experience with Liberty Mutual, including 10 years of management experience overseeing a staff of more than 20 consultants operating throughout the Northeast..  Prior to his years in management and service direction, Frank specialized in Ergonomics and Fire Protection.   Frank holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Frank has been a member of the NJ Chapter of ASSE since 1992, and is a Professional Member.  He has served on the NJ Executive Board since 2003 when he began 2 years of service as the Risk Management Chair.  In 2005 he assumed the elected position of Secretary, which he held for 2 years, before serving as Vice President, President Elect and President successively.   Currently, Frank remains on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past President as well as the Membership Chair. Frank was the NJ 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 his recent selection as a member of the NJ State Industrial Safety Committee.

PLATFORM STATEMENT

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 would 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 the 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!