National Safety Council President and CEO Alan McMillan today announced his retirement, effective February 15. McMillan has served the National Safety Council for more than 15 years.

“Every day I am humbled by the commitment of Council staff, our board leadership, and the volunteer spirit of the more than 50,000 companies, unions and government agencies that make up our membership,” McMillan said. “I leave knowing America is safer than ever before because of their efforts.”

Initially a member of the Council’s Board of Directors, McMillan was named NSC Executive Vice President in 1995 and elected President and CEO in 2001. His career includes more than 42 years in government and private sector safety and health, including service with OSHA, MSHA and the Employment Standards Administration (ESA).

In 1990, McMillan was honored with the Presidential Award for Distinguished Executive Service.

Over the next few weeks, NSC Board Chairman Joseph Ucciferro, who praised McMillan for his leadership, foresight and long list of accomplishments, will lead NSC’s efforts to develop an interim leadership plan and the launch of a national search for a new chief executive.