The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), based in Des Plaines, Ill., on April 23, 2008, announced the results of their annual elections, including the new board of directors.
Voting was held in March among 32,000 occupational safety,
health and environmental professionals, and involved 12 contests for senior
vice president, vice president of finance, vice president of practices and
standards, vice president for Regions II, IV, VI and VIII, and for area
directors, according to the association’s release. The new officers will take
their positions July 1, 2008.
Succeeding Michael W. Thompson, CSP, of Houston, as ASSE
president for the 2008-09 year will be Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM. Brown
is supervisor of safety at DMAX Ltd., of Moraine, Ohio, and holds a B.S. in
Industrial Technology from Ohio University and an MBA from the University of
Dayton. Brown has served on many ASSE committees and as the vice president for
the council on professional development. He also served as Region VII vice
president for two terms and is the recipient of the Culbertson Outstanding
Volunteer Service award and the Region VII Safety Professional of the Year
Succeeding Brown as president-elect is C.
Christopher Patton, CSP, of St. Louis. Darryl C. Hill, CSP, of Auburn Hills,
Mich., will serve as senior vice president. The vice president for finance will
be James D. Smith, M.S., CSP., managing director for the Florida region of risk
control services for Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, in Boca
Raton. George W. Pearson, CSP, ARM, was elected to succeed Smith as the ASSE
vice president for the practices and standards council.