VICE PRESIDENT – REGION V

Maribeth A. Anderson
Health, Safety & Environmental Supervisor
Jacobs Engineering
Chicago, IL

BIOGRAPHY

Maribeth Anderson has been actively involved within the HSE field since 1994.  She received undergraduate degrees from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.  She has been a Professional member of ASSE since 1997 and has served in several capacities at the chapter, region and society levels.

Currently, Ms. Anderson is serving as Region V. Vice President.  She is an active member of the Greater Chicago Chapter and has held numerous Chapter officer positions.  Prior to being elected as Region Vice President, she was elected as Deputy Region Vice President as the Greater Chicago representative.  In 2008, the Greater Chicago Chapter awarded Maribeth the Safety Professional of the Year award and in 2009; she received the Region V Safety Professional of the Year award. 

Ms. Anderson is employed by Jacobs Engineering in Chicago as a Health, Safety and Environmental Supervisor.  She was hired to work on the BP Bright Lights Project to develop a comprehensive HSE program for 1,000 employees moving to downtown Chicago. 

Giving back has always been important to Ms. Anderson.  She has served as a Troop Leader for the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago for eleven years and is actively involved in her children’s schools.  She is also a volunteer Safety Officer with the Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT) since 2004. 

Maribeth is thankful for the support of her family, and resides in Chicago, Illinois. 

PLATFORM STATEMENT

After completing a very active first term as your Region V. Vice President, I remain even more committed and enthusiastic to work with and for our Region.  It has been a wonderful experience to work so closely with all of the Chapter Officers.  I have visited several Chapters throughout the Region and have engaged in conversations with many Chapter Members.  I am proud of what we have accomplished and humbled by the dedication to our profession!

During my current term, we have successfully achieved improving communication between Chapters through meetings, conference calls, phone calls and email.  Chapter Officers have also participated in webinars to increase their knowledge of available ASSE resources. 

If elected to another term, I promise to continue the momentum to increase Chapter communication through mentoring opportunities, resource sharing, benchmarking and best practices.  I will work to share resources for officers to increase educational opportunities and professional skill building for our Members.

As a global organization with diverse Members and needs we have grown this past year in membership, partnerships, professional development and networking opportunities.  As we prepare to celebrate our 100th year anniversary, it is important to celebrate our beginning yet looking forward to our future.

Your feedback and opinions are important and have allowed me to be your voice at Board meetings to continually seek improvements to serve you, our Members.

I ask you to cast your vote and re-elect me as your Region Vice President. I assure you that I will continue to honor this position through my commitment and actions.  I will continue to lead our Region to pursue our mission and bring value to each one of us, our peers and our employers.  Your action to vote is greatly appreciated.