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American Society of Safety Engineers' Foundation Names Three new Trustees and a Federal Liaison
Des Plaines, IL (June 28, 2009) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation recently announced the addition of three new trustees: Paul G. Specht, Ph.D., CSP, of Millersville, PA; Bryan Hornik of Grand Rapids, MI; and past ASSE Foundation Chair Kennith D. Brock, CSP, of Laconia, NH; as well as a federal liaison from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Nancy Stout, Ed.D, of Morgantown, WV.

The trustees and federal liaison will serve a three year term beginning July 1, 2009. While serving as trustees, Specht will serve as education chair and Hornik will focus on corporate fundraising. Brock will chair the Foundation’s golf committee and provide orientation for new members. Stout will serve as research chair.

Currently Dr. Specht serves as professor in both the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Program and the Center for Disaster Research & Education at Millersville University in Millersville, PA. He has more than 30 years of experience in the safety and health field, having worked both in private industry and with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Consultation Program. Dr. Specht was also named ASSE Outstanding Safety Educator of the Year in 2004.

Hornik currently serves as general manager for Summit Training Source, where he oversees the day-to-day operations. He began working at Summit 15 years ago first serving as account manager and eventually serving as vice president of marketing. Prior to becoming general manager at Summit, Hornik served as sales director. In addition to being a member of ASSE, he is also a part of the Safety Steering Committee for the Michigan Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

In addition to serving as ASSE Foundation chair from 2004 – 2007, Brock has been a professional member of ASSE for more than 30 years. He is also a member of ASSE’s Granite State Chapter and ASSE’s Consultants and Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialties. This year Brock also received the ASSE Foundation Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves as senior partner for Strategic Safety Solutions, LLC.

Dr. Stout currently serves as director, division of safety research for NIOSH/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has served at various positions within NIOSH for more than 20 years. Dr. Stout received her Ed.D in Quantitative Methods, Department of Educational Psychology from West Virginia University.

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Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 32,000 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, health care and education. For more information please go to
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