Lea Ann Hjetland
Lea Ann Hjetland has ten years of experience as an Environmental, Health and Safety professional for industry leading organizations. Lea Ann began her career as a Safety Coordinator working for an automobile manufacturing company in Hopkinsville, KY in 2003. In 2005, she moved to Calera, AL to take a position as an Environmental, Safety and Health Supervisor position at a green sand foundry in Marion, AL.
Lea Ann’s career within Southern Company Services began in 2006 as an Environmental, Safety and Health Internal Compliance Auditor. In 2007, she was named the Safety Lead for the Plant Miller Scrubber Project and in 2008, Lea Ann accepted a Compliance Specialist, SR position with Alabama Power Company at the E.C. Gaston Steam Plant. While at E.C. Gaston, she was named a Maintenance Team Leader managing a crew of 12 Maintenance and E&I Journeymen and 1 Plant Auxiliary.
Lea Ann was named Corporate Safety and Health Coordinator for Alabama Power Company in November, 2010. In this role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the APC Safety Plan and represents Alabama Power Company on several external committees including the Southeastern Electric Exchange, Accident Prevention Section, and National Electric Safety Code - Generation.
She received her B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University in Murray, KY in 2003 and is a 2012 graduate of the Alabama Power Company Leadership Development Program.
Lea Ann is active in the American Society of Safety Engineers previously serving as the Secretary and Programs Chair for the Alabama Chapter.
Lea Ann is a native of Murray, Kentucky and is married to Jason Hjetland. They have three daughters: Madyson (12), Molly (8), and Morgan (4). Her hobbies include reading, traveling, baking and watching Kentucky basketball (GO BLUE).