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Region III: South, Area Director Candidate

 

William Gonzales, CSP, OHST

 

Biography

William Gonzales, CSP, OHST is Director of Health, Safety and Environmental with the Brock Group,a leading industrial specialty services provider for capital projects, routine maintenance, and turnarounds. At Brock, William oversees approximately eighty safety professionals and fourteen OSHA VPP Star sites. He has almost twenty years’ experience in the Health, Safety, Security and Environmental fields.  William began his career in the U.S. Army serving as Military Police.  In that capacity he held several leadership roles that included: Assistant NCOIC to the Area IV Law Enforcement Office in the Republic of South Korea, Liaison Officer to the United Nations International Police Task Force in Bosnia, and Squad Leader in Operation Iraqi Freedom 1.  After William’s enlistment he worked as an Instructor and Training Manager for the Houston Area Safety Council, HSSE and Quality Manager for Quest Integrity Group, and HSSE Manager for Englobal.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston Clear Lake, and is a Certified Safety Professional.

As a Professional Member of ASSE, William has played an active role in the Gulf Coast Chapter since 2009, serving as Historian, ASP/CSP Prep Chair, Delegate, VP Member Services, SVP Communications, and President.  He is also very involved with the University of Houston Clear Lake student section as a guest speaker and mentor, and he has hired several students as interns and safety professionals.  He also advocates for ASSE in various industry organization such as the Houston Business Roundtable’s HSE Committee.

Platform Statement

Chapter leaders and volunteers are the backbone of ASSE.  My primary goal as Region III South Area Director will be to make their job easier while achieving a higher level of success.

“Many hands make light work.”  As Area Director of Region III South I will:

  1. Inform and assist all of our chapters to maximize existing tools and resources.
  2. Improve communication between chapters to leverage individual chapter successes to all chapters.
  3. Increase volunteers within our chapters to lessen the burden on chapter leadership, develop members, and ultimately, create a “leadership pipeline.”

In today’s economic climate every business is looking for efficiency.  At ASSE we must follow that trend.  Maximizing our efforts through technology, micro volunteerism, and communication is vital to ASSE’s mission of advancing its members and the EHS profession.

I will ensure we live that mission at the chapter level.  We should be passionately pursuing advancement of our members and the profession every day, everywhere.  That may come in the form of helping someone find a job, or working with local universities, non-profits and governments to increase the stature of the HSE profession, or serving our community.

It is easy to talk about doing these things, but much more difficult to get it done.  I hope you give me the opportunity to be your servant leader as the Region III South Area Director role to do just that – get it done.

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