ASSE’s Women in Safety Engineering Group Honors CO’s Christine Sullivan as One of 100 Women Making a Difference in Safety
The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group has honored Christine Sullivan of Denver, CO, for making a difference in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) field as part of the WISE ‘100 Women, Making a Difference in Safety’ project. Women from around the world and throughout history have been honored for their dedication to protecting people, property and the environment and for going above and beyond to make a difference.
Sullivan is vice president, risk control services manager at Lockton Companies, LLC., in Denver, CO. In her current role, Sullivan manages a staff of 32 employees while maintaining her own client workload, providing best practices and safety services to local, national and international accounts. To reduce and control risks, Sullivan helps risk management staff at client companies with support for programs, projects, training and more.
In addition to her many professional accomplishments, Sullivan is an active member of ASSE and is a member of the Colorado chapter. She has served the Colorado chapter as secretary, treasurer, vice president and president, and was the Colorado chapter Delegate and the annual ASSE Professional Development Conference (PDC) in 2002 and 2003. In 2002, she co-chaired the Colorado Chapter conference planning committee and worked closely with the national conference planning committee. Sullivan also served as a member of the Loss Control Symposium Task Force, which was held in October, 2008. She was a member of a distinguished panel and discussed the difference between broker and carrier loss. Sullivan is currently a member of the Council on Professional Development, the 100th Anniversary Task Force and the Leadership Task Force.
In recognition of her outstanding volunteer service, Sullivan was the recipient of the Charles V. Culbertson Volunteer Service Award in 2008 and also received the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award. In 2009, Sullivan received the Council on Practices and Standards SPY award.
The ‘100 Women, Making a Difference in Safety’ project honors women who, throughout history, have dedicated their careers to promoting innovation in safety, health and environmental issues. The valuable contributions of women to the SH&E profession have been recognized through this project and later this year WISE will consolidate the profiles of all 100 honorees into a single publication, titled 100 Women, Making a Difference in the Safety, Health and Environmental Profession as part of ASSE’s (1911-2011) 100th anniversary.
WISE was established to foster the advancement of women in the SH&E profession. The group provides professional development opportunities, evaluates the ongoing state of women in SH&E, mentors women in the profession, provides opportunities for women to obtain professional certifications and promotes the development and peer review of written material related to issues specific to women in the SH&E workplace. For more information about WISE and upcoming events, please visit www.asse.org/practicespecialties/wise/mission.php.
Founded in 1911 and celebrating its centennial, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 34,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, healthcare and education. For more information, please go to www.asse.org and to view the new ASSE – A Century of Safety film go to www.asse.org/assecenturyofsafety.