Stephanie Helgerman, CSPVice President, Finance 

Stephanie A. Helgerman, CSP

BIOGRAPHY

Stephanie A. Helgerman, CSP, is an associate manager and senior safety and health representative with Battelle. She provides direct support services to technical staff in the U.S. and overseas. Stephanie holds a B.S. in OHS from Slippery Rock University and an M.S. in Safety from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her experience includes providing support to various research and development programs, warehouse safety, engineering design support, and providing consulting and training services to government and commercial
industry clients.

A professional member of ASSE since 1992, she is serving her second term as Region VII Vice President. She has served on the Finance, Leadership Conference Planning and Chapter of the Year committees. She served as the Region VII deputy regional vice president in 2003. Stephanie also has held each of the elected positions in the Central Ohio Chapter, as well as public relations, programs and government affairs chair, and chapter delegate. The Central Ohio Chapter received its first Chapter Stars recognition from ASSE the year she served as chapter president. She served on the Professional Development Conference (PDC) Planning Committee for the 2006 and 2007 conferences.

Stephanie was the Safety Professional of the Year for the State of Ohio and Region VII in 2002. She has published in Professional Safety and trade publications, and presented at the Society PDC and Leadership Conference, as well as at chapter meetings in Region VII. In 2011, she was selected as part of the ASSE WISE 100 Women in Safety Engineering.

PLATFORM STATEMENT

The Vice President-Finance is a key Board position as our Society begins its next 100 years. The position must be aware of, monitor, identify and make recommendations on the financial support required to keep Society functioning effectively and efficiently. ASSE must remain at the forefront of technology and continue to forecast needs while providing services.  ASSE must help members be prepared to lead safety efforts within their organizations and help demonstrate that strong SH&E programs bring value beyond measure.

As Region VII Vice President (I have served in this role for the past three years and currently serving a second term), I served on the Society Finance Committee for two years and learned, in depth, how Society finances are managed. I also witnessed how the economy impacts our finances. The economic environment continues to provide challenges but our financial position remains strong. During my tenure on the Committee we updated the Finance Operating Guides to reflect changing Society needs. My experience on the committee has helped prepare me for this role and will enable me to lead the financial aspects of Society operations ensuring continued financial security and allowing the society to enhance member benefits.

It means a tremendous amount to have employer support to pursue nomination to Society Office. That signifies recognition of the value ASSE brings to employers. Receiving the nomination from Society for this position is both humbling and a sign of confidence in my knowledge and skills and what I can do to help the members of the society.  Realizing the Society’s vision will require a strong financial position. This role is best filled by a committed, thoughtful, yet analytical leader. If you feel I am capable of serving the needs of the Society in this position please consider voting for me.