Biography

Maribeth Anderson has been involved within the field of safety since 1994.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Lewis University in Romeoville and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois.  She has been a member of ASSE since 1997 and has served at the chapter, region and society levels.

Since 1997, Maribeth has been energetically involved in the Greater Chicago Chapter performing the various roles of newsletter editor, web administrator, secretary, 2nd vice president, 1st vice president, president and Past President.  June of 2008, she concluded her third term as chapter president.  She has also held the position of Deputy Regional Vice President on three occasions.  In 2008, Maribeth received the Greater Chicago Chapter Safety Professional of the Year award. 

Maribeth is employed by Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates as Corporate Safety Manager of Operations and is working on consolidating the Emergency Action Plan for all business units which affect over 300,000 employees.  Maribeth has been a volunteer with the Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT) since 2004 as Safety Officer.  She has also served as Troop Leader for the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana since 2000 and held the position of Parent Club Representative on the School Board of Immaculate Conception School in Chicago.

Maribeth has been married to Mel for nineteen years and is mom to two beautiful daughters, Nicole and Samantha.  Maribeth resides in Chicago, Illinois. 

Platform Statement

I am truly honored to run as a candidate for Regional Vice-President.  I am committed to lead Region V with the same enthusiasm that I hold for my home Chapter, Greater Chicago.  I have been actively involved with ASSE for over ten years and have had the opportunity to meet and work with many dedicated professionals. 

I believe in the ASSE mission and know that we can utilize our membership to benefit not only ourselves but to contribute back to our employers, our profession and our communities.  As a Society and Region, we must continually look at ways to best serve our Members.  We are a global organization with diverse members and needs.  It is important to provide feedback on how ASSE can continue to revise and introduce new programs to meet your requirements.  If elected as Regional Vice President, I will communicate your needs.   Your membership must provide value to you as well as your employer.  ASSE will soon be celebrating its 100th year anniversary due to the dedication and commitment of the Members and the employers that allow each of us to be involved. 

Your opinions are important, I ask that you cast your vote and select me as your Regional Vice President.  If elected, I assure each member that my commitment, communication and action will continue to lead our Region to pursue our mission and bring value to each one of us.  Your action to vote is greatly appreciated.