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Region VII – Vice President Candidate

 

Selena Schmidt, CSP

 

Biography

Selena Schmidt, CSP is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 13 years of experience in the occupational safety and health profession. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University (MSU). She is currently a Senior Risk Control Consultant for Liberty Mutual Insurance in Nashville, Tennessee.

Selena first became involved in ASSE as a student member and continued her involvement by becoming active in the South Florida Chapter. During her time with the South Florida Chapter, she held numerous positions including Chapter President. After leaving South Florida, she continued her ASSE participation by volunteering in the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter as the Student Section Liaison.

In 2008, Selena co-founded the Young Professionals in SH&E Common Interest Group (YP CIG) and has served as both the Chair and Administrator for the group. Selena also served the Council on Practices and Standards as the Vice Chair in 2013-2014. She is currently on the Advisory Committee for the YP CIG as the Membership Chair.

Additionally, Selena has been committed to the Middle Tennessee Chapter where she has served as Membership Chair, Treasurer, Delegate and currently serving as President. During this time she also had an active role in Region VII serving as the Assistant Regional Vice President for Practices & Standards. Other recent activities included serving on the ASSE Leadership Planning Committee (2014) and ASSE Outstanding Student Section Award Selection Committee (2016).

Platform Statement

I am honored to be considered for the Region VII Vice President position and welcome the opportunity to continue serving our profession. I will apply the knowledge gained from best practices in previous leadership positions to mentor and support chapter leadership and drive success in the region.

Open communication and teamwork is necessary for the success of any organization. If elected I will strive to keep Region VII Chapter Leadership and Members informed of regional and society affairs. It is through this awareness that our membership may develop a better understanding of the inner works of the Society. With increasing focus on the future, it is imperative that chapters share best practices, engage their members, and mentor both students and young professionals to help ensure the longevity of sections, chapters, regions and the Society.

There will be challenges in the upcoming term. I will encourage chapters to seek assistance when facing difficult tasks and motivate members to provide input on decisions that need to be made to overcome the challenges presented. It is important that the region works collaboratively to ensure that decisions are made in the best interest of all membership.

I am excited about the opportunity to work with the volunteers of Region VII. If elected I will do everything in my power to represent Region VII membership effectively and with great commitment to the future of the profession.

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