Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers
California: Steve Johnson Rejoins Roofing Association

Walnut Creek, California – Longtime safety professional Steve Johnson has been named director of safety and compliance services for the Associated Roofing Contractors of the Bay Area Counties, based in Walnut Creek. Johnson previously held the same position at ARCBAC for 15 years. He most recently held safety positions at construction employers Raymond Group, based in Orange, and Walters and Wolf, based in Fremont. Source: Cal-OSHA Reporter

California: David Wesley Named New DOSH Assistant

Oakland, California – David Wesley has been appointed by Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health as assistant deputy chief of enforcement, a new position. He will report to Debra Lee, deputy chief for enforcement. Wesley has been with DOSH since 2017 and was most recently a senior safety engineer at the Monrovia district office, and an associate safety engineer for the process safety management unit. A nuclear engineer, Wesley spent 10 years at the radiologic health branch of the California Department of Public Health, and 13 years managing radiation safety at California universities. Source: Cal-OSHA Reporter

ASSP Elections Highlighted by Sullivan’s Upcoming Move to President

Park Ridge, Illinois – The American Society of Safety Professionals has announced its new leaders from the 2022 Society elections. All terms begin July 1.

  • President Christine Sullivan, CSP, ARM, is senior vice president and risk control director at Sompo International. She has 30 years of safety experience. Her society honors include the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award and Risk Management and Insurance Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year. She is a past vice president of the Council on Professional Development and has been a member since 1996.
  • President-elect James Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, is former EHS director at Huntington Ingalls Industries, the nation’s largest military shipbuilder. He is an ASSP Fellow and earned the Society’s President’s Award and twice received the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. A member since 1998, Thornton will be president in 2023-24.
  • Senior vice president Pam Walaski, CSP, is senior program director with Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc., and an adjunct faculty member for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Safety Sciences Department. She was a director-at-large on ASSP’s Board of Directors from 2018-21. Her society honors include the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award and Region VIII Safety Professional of the Year. An ASSP member since 2003, Walaski will be president in 2024-25.
  • Director-at-large Steven Gray, CSP, CHST, is senior site workplace health and safety manager at Amazon. He has held numerous leadership positions within ASSP, including vice president of the council on region affairs. A member since 2001, Gray has earned Safety Professional of the Year, region and chapter levels and received the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award.

Joining them on ASSP’s 2022-23 board of directors are vice president of finance Linda Tapp; directors-at-large Maribeth Anderson, Tim Page-Bottorff and Daniel Snyder; and public director Ken Rueter. Jennifer McNelly, CAE, has served as the society’s CEO since 2018. Source: ASSP

THM Announces Senator Tom Harkin as Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Transparent Health Marketplace, Inc. has announced Senator Tom Harkin has become a valued advisor to its board and management team. Senator Harkin represented Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985 and was a U.S. Senator from 1985 to 2015. Senator Harkin’s legislative career includes healthcare access and reform, labor and employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, retirement security, wellness and nutrition, and federal farm policy. Senator Harkin served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. He currently serves as chairman of the advisory board for the National Committee for Social Security and Medicare. Since his retirement from the U.S. Senate, Senator Harkin has served on various boards, and as senior advisor to the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement, at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Source: Business Wire/Transparent Health Marketplace, Inc./Wikipedia