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Region III: North, Area Director Candidate


Leslie Rex Stockel, MS CSP



Leslie Rex Stockel, MS CSP is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice at Oklahoma State University in the School of Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology.

As a Certified Safety Professional with over 25 years of experience in the Safety and Health profession working with small, medium and large employers. Leslie has worked in the manufacturing, petrochemical and insurance industries as well as aviation, utilities, and public service. She has served as OSHA Director for the State of Oklahoma Department of Labor and most recently she was a Health and Safety Manager at OGE Energy Corp.

Leslie earned a Master’s of Science degree in Engineering Technology Management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University where she currently holds an Assistant Clinical Professor position.

She is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, where in 2016 she was named Safety Professional of the Year for the ASSE Oklahoma City Chapter. Additionally, for her term as President in 2014‐15, the Oklahoma City chapter was named a Platinum level chapter by the national ASSE, the highest level of excellence in chapter achievement.

She has been recognized for her work by the Oklahoma Safety Council ‐ 2000 Safety Achievement Award, The USDOL Assistant Secretary’s Team Impact Award; and by the National Journal of Government Publications – Notable Document Award.

Platform Statement

As a member of ASSE since 1993, I have seen firsthand the value of membership in both the national Society and local chapters of ASSE.

An effective local Chapter can offer safety professionals access to people and resources and help them build a solid network of colleagues who are experiencing the same opportunities and challenges in their workplaces and careers.

As health and safety professionals, we have an obligation to not only continue our own development for the betterment of the profession, but we also need to reach out to the next generation and transfer the knowledge and experiences we have gleaned. Through our student chapters, special interest groups, and mentoring programs, we need to communicate the value of membership of ASSE at a local, regional, and national level to help them grow and develop as well.

The Area Director serves as an important link between these two distinct but equally important aspects of ASSE. If elected Area Director for North Region III, I will work to provide support and assistance to the local chapters to ensure that our local chapters know about the resources available to them to achieve great success.

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