Richard A. Pollock, CSPPresident

Richard A. Pollock, CSP


Mr. Pollock, is an experienced safety professional specializing in adult education, safety performance improvement, educational technology, and management systems. He is a CSP, degreed in Safety from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, where he received the Distinguished Alumni Award. He is the President of CLMI Safety Training.

His professional experience includes: Corporate Director of SH&E at Medtronic, where Mr. Pollock managed a staff of over fifty professionals worldwide addressing biomedical manufacturing exposures; Corporate Director of Safety and Risk for Clark Oil and Refining, with responsibilities for overall risk control and property protection for three refineries and 22 terminals; and other safety management positions in consumer goods, heavy manufacturing, and insurance loss control. In his role at CLMI, Mr. Pollock has produced over 500 education courses used worldwide, managed numerous performance improvement projects, and developed innovative safety management software solutions. He is the founder of the Direct Delivery Leadership Council (DDLC), and currently serves on three university Advisory Boards.

Mr. Pollock has been a member of ASSE for 37 years, and is a member of the Consultants, Transportation, RMI and Management practice specialties. Awards include: the Charles E. Culbertson Award for creating member educational opportunities, the President's Award for funding educational expansion, and the Northwest Chapter SPY award for significant organizational contributions.

His ASSE service includes Chapter Officer, Delegate, and National PDC representative. At the Society level he was VP for the Council on Professional Development, on the Board of Directors and Congress of Councils, the Compensation and Long-Range Planning Committees, the PDC Planning Committee (Chair), Chair of the 100th Anniversary Task Force and currently serves as the Society President Elect.