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James D. Smith, M.S, CSP



James D. Smith, M.S, CSP, Director of Risk Control Services for Arthur J. Gallagher & Company and a professional member in Region IV. Jim was previously employed as Corporate Safety Manager for 18 years before joining Arthur J. Gallagher. Jim earned a bachelors and masters of Science degrees in Industrial Safety from University of Central Missouri.

ASSE Society experience includes 12 years on the Board of Directors, serving in three major leadership positions including Vice President of Finance (two-terms), managing the finances, budget and investments of the Society; Vice President-Council of Practices/Standards (two-terms) overseeing Practice Specialties, Branches, Standards Development Committee, and Common Interest Groups; and Vice President-Council of Professional Affairs (two-terms), overseeing Education Standards, Governmental Affairs, Risk Assessment Institute and Framing of the Profession Committees.

Society Committee experience include Council of Professional Affairs, Council of Practices/Standards, Finance Committee, Board Executive Committee, Strategic Planning, Standard Development Committee, Body of Knowledge Committee, Risk Assessment Task Force, Public Relations Task Force, Professional Code of Conduct, Congress of Councils, PDC Committee, Board/Chapter Delegate and two-time elected Chapter President.

Society awards/honors includes Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year Award (2004), President Award for financial management (2010,2012), and Charles V. Culbertson Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. In addition, Jim has been recognized as a professional speaker at numerous industry/professional organizations.

Jim serves on several ANSI Standards Committees and is Expert Reviewer for the Professional Safety Journal. Jim's influence and contributions continue to shape ASSE policy, procedures and processes, that sustain ASSE as a premier SH&E professional organization.


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