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Vice President – Region Affairs Candidate

 

Maribeth Anderson, MPA, CSP, ASP

 

Biography

Maribeth A. Anderson, MPA, CSP is the Fuels North America Crisis & Continuity Management Advisor for BP in Chicago, Illinois and has been with BP for over six years leading risk reduction and driving a positive safety culture. She also has worked for SHC as a Corporate Safety Manager and the City of Chicago, Department of Aviation leading safety initiatives at both Midway and O’Hare Airports. She is undergraduate alum of Lewis University and graduate alum from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

An ASSE Professional member since 1997, Maribeth has held several officer positions with the Greater Chicago Chapter, WISE, and also served as Region V Vice President for four years.  She has also served on a variety of Society level committees.

Maribeth was successfully elected as the first Vice President, Council on Regional Affairs post-governance change and began her term in July 2016. Her vision is to set the bar high to increase collaboration among the Regions, ensure the completion of Board strategic initiatives and increase efficient operations for chapter officers.

Maribeth believes in advancing the profession by volunteering her time to raise awareness of the important work that safety professionals perform and to work with the Region Vice Presidents to ensure that our chapter officers have the tools to create a positive member experience.  She also is actively engaged to promote student programs including volunteering as an Advisory Board member for the University of Chicago and Illinois State University,

Platform Statement

Chapters are one of the several ways ASSE members engage. We are all working much harder and have less time. Chapter affiliation has the benefit to offer members with opportunities to increase knowledge, build skills and networking. If reelected as Vice President, Council on Region Affairs I will continue to lead the Region Vice Presidents to seek new ideas, share best practices and to identify opportunities to streamline chapter operations to allow the Officers more time to dedicate toward improving member engagement.

My purpose for seeking reelection as Vice President, Council on Region Affairs is that we have been successful thus far including the addition of Region 9 (Global Region), incorporated Area Directors in almost all Regions for succession planning and to have more time face to face opportunities for our Chapter Officers, advocated for additional orientation for Officers to ease transition into new roles and identified opportunities to bring technology to Chapters to reach more members.  Collectively, we need to continue to challenge what we do to ensure that we are addressing member’s needs.

If elected to a second term as your Vice President, Council of Regional Affairs, I will build on the progress that we have made so far.  I will continue to support our Region leaders to increase opportunities to ensure chapter success and increase member value through enhanced educational and networking opportunities. I will also seek opportunities to cross-collaborate between the Councils to facilitate opportunities to engage and expose members to all that ASSE has to offer.  Thank you for allowing me to serve these past two years, it has been and continues to be an honor to work with so many dedicated safety professionals. Thank you for your support!

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