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Region II, Area A – Area Director

Melissa Schmaltz, CSP

 

Biography

Melissa Schmaltz, CSP graduated in 2001 from Northern Arizona University with a BS, Geology and a BA, Spanish and began her career at Workplace Safety Specialists as an EHS Consultant until 2004 when she moved to Arizona State OSHA as an Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer.  She completed 99 inspections in 2.5 years before transferring into the Consultation Department as the Industrial Hygiene Trainer.

In 2008 Melissa accepted the Safety Engineer position at PING, and in 2014 was promoted to Senior Safety Engineer.  Melissa worked with 850 employees in manufacturing and office areas.  In 2009 Melissa achieved the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation, and in 2010 she received a Master’s Degree in Environmental Technology Management from Arizona State University.

In 2016 Melissa became the Environmental Safety Manager for Four Peaks Brewing Company, responsible for creating all safety, security and environmental programs, including training and implementation for 300 employees in two breweries, a warehouse, and two restaurants. 

Melissa has been active within the Arizona Chapter of ASSE as Vice President, President-Elect, President, WISE Chair and Awards and Honors Chair.

Melissa was the Region II ARVP, Awards and Honors Chair, 2013-2015.  Currently she is the Region II Area A Director, helping all of her chapters achieve status in 2016-2017.

Melissa is also active within the WISE Common Interest Group.  Melissa was the AZ ChapterWISE Chair from 2013-current, and turned the committee into a viable chapter section.  Melissa has been a WISE mentor for the past five years and was the ChapterWISE Co-Chair 2015-2016.

Platform Statement

I believe that chapter leadership is the foundation of the ASSE, as they are the members that have stepped up to provide to the membership in their community and enhance the safety profession as a whole.  In my position as Region II Area A Director, I will continue to support this endeavor. 

I will continue to provide resources and a sounding board for chapter leadership during times of need and collaboration.  I envision providing new means of communication between chapters so that they may more readily share successful implementations of improvements and ideas, and implementing the proposed chapter mentorship program where larger chapters mentor and support the smaller and/or newer chapters to enhance their leadership potential. 

While supporting the chapters in meeting Society deadlines and advancing the ASSE mission, I will continue my efforts towards the enhancement of an environment rich in education, collaboration and significance to the safety community.

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