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Thomas E. Kramer, P.E., CSP



Thomas E. Kramer, P.E., CSP, is a managing principal for LJB Inc. in Dayton, OH. Thom has 20+ years of experience and holds a B.S. and M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. In 2006, Thom earned an MBA from Miami University in Oxford, OH. 

An ASSE member since 2001, Thom serves ASSE in numerous roles.  Currently, Thom is the Vice President for the Council on Professional Development and was chair of the Professional Development Conference planning committee, a role he served for three years.  Also, Thom served on the PDC committee since Safety 2007 and chaired the program subcommittee for three years.  Thom serves on three ANSI/ASSE committees – Z359, Z117 and Z590.3.  He is the Vice-Chair and chairs two standards on the ANSI/ASSE Z359 committee – Z359.1 and Z359.17.  Finally, Thom serves as president of the International Society for Fall Protection, and has planned symposiums for ISFP on three different continents since taking office in 2010. Thom has presented at ASSE chapters around the world and for other organizations within the safety profession.

Thom has received the Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award twice, All-CoPS Safety Professional of the Year, Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year, Outstanding Engineer and Scientist award from the Affiliates Society Council and Safety Trainer of the year from Saxcies. Thom is a member of the Dayton Rotary Club and is a facilitator for LJB University.  On a personal note, Thom is supported by his wife, Tracey, and two sons, Trevor and Tanner.

Platform Statement

“The best way to predict the future is to create it (Abraham Lincoln).”  To create this future by representing you as a board member, I see collaboration and focus as the keys to our successes.  Each of us can connect with times we achieved more than we thought we could because of someone else.  At Safety 2017, I worked with the vice presidents of CoRA and CoPS to identify what their council members (RVPs, PS and CIG leaders) need for success from CoPD.  We identified specific actions I am doing to leverage our strengths.  These actions are focused on processes we need to create or evolve as councils working together.
This effort reinforces my platform statement:  I will utilize my strength of having engaging conversations to learn from others. And, I will apply this learning to focus on creating sustainable processes which will make our society stronger. While what our society needs will always be changing, collaboration and a focus on our processes will get us there sooner.
As I reflect on this situation I shared above, it becomes clearer that my greatest successes in the past have come from listening to others and synergizing these thoughts with my own experiences and perspectives. I have used this technique during my work with ANSI standards’ committees, other board positions, clients, fellow team members at LJB, one-on-one conversations and even for my sons’ sports teams.
I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving you and am excited about what we will achieve together.

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