Region VI Vice President
Vincent R. Miller, Jr., CSP
Vincent R. Miller Jr., CSP, is safety director for National Electrical Contractors Association's (NECA) Washington, DC Chapter in Annandale, VA, and president of Miller Safety Consultants Ltd., Manassas, VA. As a consultant for the NECA chapter, he provides member companies with technical assistance regarding developing and maintaining SH&E programs within the Washington, DC, area. As owner of Miller Safety Consultants Ltd., he provides services to clients in North America and Canada in areas of electrical safety training and specialty equipment for employee protection.
A professional member of the NOVA Chapter, Vince joined ASSE in 1991. He is Region VI Vice President and has held offices in the NOVA and National Capital chapters. During his term as president of the National Capital Chapter (2002-03), he created the NOVA section and was named the chapter's Safety Professional of the Year (SPY). Vince provided stability in the development of the NOVA section into a chapter, and has remained as an advisor in chapter activities as a member of the past presidents' advisory group. Vince was named the NOVA Chapter SPY in 2008. He has represented ASSE at the mine training facility in Beckley, WV, and at federal government safety seminars. He also remains active within Region VI as a speaker at chapter and region professional development conferences.
As my 2 year term as RVP is ending, I have been fortunate in working with a team on the Board of Directors who have been re-engineering the Society operations to take us into the future. Working with the Chapter officers and members has given me the motivation to meet the aggressive schedule to complete this task in the next 2 years. As a member of the Board, I have supported the goals of increasing educational opportunities through webinars and other electronic means. I have supported the ASSE Staff in their efforts to reduce the burden on our officers and committee chairs. We have begun the task of changing the operating procedures to simplify work processes.
As membership activity increases through committee and individual involvement, the chapters will grow their membership and enhance their ability to improve their pool of officer candidates. Active member involvement will allow for the sharing of duties and positions affording more flexibility for the officers to focus on their work and home while serving the membership.
ASSE society, regional and chapter positions require a core value of standards and commitments for the operation of our professional group. Communication with members is most important. We need to motivate our membership to participate on all levels within the framework of their time restraints.