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Safety Engineers from CO, OH, IL, FL Win Top Spots in Annual ASSE Board Election

Posted in on Fri, Apr 20, 2012
For Immediate Release Contact:  Diane Hurns, 847-768-3413,
Des Plaines, IL (April 20, 2012) – American Society of Safety Engineers’ President Terrie S. Norris, CSP, ARM, of Long Beach, CA,  today announced the winners of ASSE’s worldwide annual election of open board of directors’ positions to be Patricia M. Ennis, CSP, ARM, of Denver, CO, as senior vice president; Stephanie A. Helgerman, CSP, of Columbus, OH, as vice president-finance; Jefferey C. Camplin, MS, CSP, CPEA, of Mundelein, IL, as vice president – practices and standards; Michael F. Lorenzo, MS, CSP, of Denver, CO, as Region II vice president; Pamela B. Perrich, MPH, CIH, of Pensacola, FL, as Region IV vice president; and, Eric M. Stager, CSP, CIH, of Lincoln, RI, as Region VIII vice president.
ASSE members also elected the following region area directors, a non-board position: Janet A. Gallup, CSP, of Tucson, AZ, for Region II-Area A; Stephen J. Brown, of Jacksonville, FL, for Region IV-Georgia/N. Florida; Gary Braman, CSP, CHCM, CPEA, CSHM, of Hazel Green, AL, as Region IV –Alabama; J. Brett Carruthers, CSP, of Niagara Falls, NY, for Region VIII-Empire State; and, Eric J. Clouthier, of North Hampton, NH, for Region VIII – New England. Each ASSE region represents a cluster of U.S. state and international chapters.
The newly elected board members join ASSE’s President-Elect Richard A. Pollock, CSP, of Plymouth, MN, and ASSE’s Senior Vice President Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, of Mendham, NJ, who will succeed to the offices of president and president-elect, respectively, July 1, 2012, on the ASSE board. Also, re-elected to the board is Region VI Vice President Vincent R. Miller, Jr., CSP, of Manassas, VA, who ran unopposed. They will be joined on the board by continuing Vice President of Professional Affairs Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH, of Apex, North Carolina; Region I Vice President Martin P. Jeppeson, CSP, ARM, of Stockton, CA; Region III Vice President G. Alan Brown, CSP, CPEA, or Port Arthur, TX; and, Region V Vice President Maribeth A. Anderson, of Chicago, IL.
Both Ennis and Lorenzo will be sworn in with the other ASSE board members in their home town of Denver on June 3 at the ASSE House of Delegates meeting, part of the June 3-6 ASSE Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exposition, at the Colorado Convention Center. They begin their new positions July 1.
As the chief elected officer, the ASSE president promotes occupational safety, health and the environment (SH&E), the SH&E profession, and represents the 34,000 occupational safety, health and environmental of ASSE members and the Society worldwide.  President-Elect Pollock is president of CLMI Safety Training of Minneapolis, MN, and has been an ASSE member for more than 37 years.  He has a degree in safety from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, which also honored him with the Distinguished Alumni Award. His professional experience includes working as corporate safety, health and environmental (SH&E) director at Medtronic; as corporate director of safety and risk for Clark Oil and Refining; and, working for companies in the consumer goods, heavy manufacturing and insurance loss control industries. Pollock chaired the 100th anniversary task force and has served as the vice president of the council on professional development, chair of the annual professional development conference, chapter officer, and several committees and practice specialty groups. He is the recipient of the ASSE Charles V. Culbertson volunteer, the President’s and the Northwest Chapter safety professional of the year (SPY) awards.
Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH, is president of Global Solutions Inc., a global SH&E management consultancy for multinational companies. A member of ASSE for over 30 years she has a BS in Chemistry.  She served two consecutive terms on the ASSE board of directors as vice president for council on practices and standards and has headed the ASSE Council on Professional Affairs Sustainability Task Force, the Council on Member and Region Global Affairs committee as well as the International Practice Specialty (IPS) and Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) international membership committees.  She is the recipient of ASSE’s International Practice Specialty SPY award, ASSE President’s and Culbertson awards and the British Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) distinguished service award.  The President-Elect is responsible for strategic planning of the Society and oversees the council vice presidents.
Senior Vice President-elect Ennis is currently serving her second term as the vice president for the council on professional development. She has 22 years of safety management and consulting experience gained after receiving her B.A. from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. She also has an MS from Regis University in Denver. Ennis works as a senior risk control consultant for Willis, North America Inc. in Denver, CO, and has worked in the construction and insurance industries and as director of workplace safety for the Denver Zoological Foundation. She has been honored by her peers over the years receiving the Colorado chapter SPY and the Culbertson awards as well as being selected as one of the top ‘100 Women in Safety Engineering’ (WISE), an ASSE 100th anniversary project . A former Region II vice president, Ennis has led ASSE leadership committees such as the finance, professional development conference, and bylaws committees.   The senior vice president is responsible for regional functions, overseeing chapters, sections and the membership and is in charge of three key committees including those that provide professional development training for members and students.
The newly elected ASSE Vice President of Finance Helgerman currently serves as the Region VII vice president and is an associate manager and senior safety and health representative with Battelle where she provides direct support services to technical staff in the U.S. and overseas.  As VP for finance, she will be responsible for the ASSE budget, investments and accounting controls. Helgerman has a BS in Occupational Health and Safety from Slippery Rock University and an MS in Safety from Indiana University in PA. In 2002, she received the SPY award for Ohio and Region VII, and in 2011 she was recognized as one of the top 100 Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) as part of ASSE’s 100th anniversary celebration. She will succeed James D. Smith, M.S., CSP, of Boca Raton, FL, who is serving his second term as vice president of finance.
As the newly elected vice president for the council on practices and standards (COPS), Illinois’ Camplin will be responsible for the ASSE practice specialty administrators and the operations of the ASSE standards development committee. For the past 22 years he has been president of Camplin Environmental Services, Inc., a safety and environmental consulting firm based in Rosemont, IL.  He holds a BS in Safety from Northern Illinois University and a Masters in Safety and Emergency Management from Eastern Kentucky University. Jeff is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Certified Professional Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Auditor, and a professional member of the ASSE Northern Illinois chapter. He has served two terms as administrator of the environmental practice specialty, chairs ASSE’s ‘Body of Knowledge’ committee, and is a member of the editorial review board of ASSE’s Professional Safety Journal. Camplin has received many honors from his peers including the COPS’ SPY award, the President’s award and the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service award. He also received the Outstanding Alumni award from Northern Illinois University. Camplin will succeed outgoing COPS Vice President George W. Pearson, CSP, ARM, of Richmond, VA.
Newly elected Region II Vice President Lorenzo, a former ASSE area director, is proud that he will be sworn in on June 3 in his hometown of Denver during ASSE’s House of Delegate’s meeting. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the safety and health field, beginning in 1983 as a U.S. Army medic and working for IBM and OSHA. He is now in the insurance sector with a focus on loss prevention. He has a master’s in environmental policy health and safety management from the University of Denver and two baccalaureate degrees from University of Colorado in Boulder, one in BS-Kinesiology and one in BA-Biology.
Newly elected Region IV Vice President Perrich is in charge of the industrial hygiene (IH) department for the Naval Hospital Pensacola where she manages the IH program for the U.S. Navy’s southeast operations which include 40,000 Navy, Marine Corps and civilian personnel in AL, MS, TN, LA and northwest FL. Perrich was honored as the Senior Civilian of the Year for the Naval Hospital in 2010 and received the ASSE Pensacola chapter and Region IV SPY awards. She has also led the ASSE IH practice specialty and served on committees aimed at helping students and providing members with leadership training.
Miller ran unopposed and will continue with a second term as the Region VI vice president. He is the safety director for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Washington, D.C., chapter and president of Miller Safety Consultants Ltd. He joined ASSE in 1991 and is a professional member of the NOVA chapter; a new chapter Miller helped create as a spin-off from the large National Capital chapter. He was honored with the chapter SPY award in 2008.
The newly elected Region VIII Vice President Stager is a consultant with TRC Environmental Inc., in its Boston office. He has more than 12 years as an SH&E manager for chemical and pharmaceutical companies and eight years in consulting. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and has served on many ASSE committees including the ‘Body of Knowledge’ and ASSE leadership conference committees. The Boston chapter awarded Stager with the SPY honor in 2006 and in 2011 he received the SPY award from the IH practice specialty.
New and re-elected area directors Gallup, Brown, Braman, Carruthers and Clouthier will assist chapters with their programs and member services. Gallup is the Risk Management Specialist for the Metro Water District and worked for 15 years with Pima County Risk Management. Brown is the safety manager for Gerdau Long Steel North America’s Jacksonville Mill and is responsible for the safety function for the 300 employee rebar mill. Braman is a system safety engineer with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Huntsville, AL, where he is responsible for the system safety engineering process associated with the installation of new systems or the modification of legacy systems installed on the US Army’s BLACK HAWK helicopter fleet. Carruthers  is responsible for the oversight and management of risk management services for clients of Wright Risk Management Company, LLC,  and responsible for providing comprehensive Risk Control, Mitigation and Safety Management Services for municipal, private and public school subscribers. Clouthier is a safety engineer for Harvey Building Products and manages all safety, health and environmental programs for approximately 1,500 employees and 37 locations that span across New England, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also a call firefighter/EMT with the North Hampton, NH fire & rescue department.
The newly elected officers will join the other 2012-2013 board members which include: Vice President for Professional Affairs Thomas F. Cecich, CSP, CIH, who is president of TFC & Associates, a safety, health and environmental management consulting firm; Region I’s Martin P. Jeppeson, CSP, ARM, director of regulatory affairs for the California Ammonia Company (CALAMCO), of Sacramento; Region III’s Alan Brown, CSP, CPEA, who is a health supervisor for Total Port Arthur Refinery, Port Arthur, TX;  Region V’s Maribeth A. Anderson who is EHS supervisor for Jacobs Engineering in Chicago and was the former Greater Chicago chapter president.

Complete bios and more information on the elected members and the board of directors can be found at Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information please go to  
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