The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is pleased to announce Treasa M. Turnbeaugh, Ph.D., MBA, CSP, CET, as the new Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2012. Dr. Turnbeaugh was selected after a national search for this position and will succeed retiring CEO, Thomas L. Adams, LHD, CAE.

Treasa M. Turnbeaugh
Dr. Treasa M. Turnbeaugh

Dr. Turnbeaugh most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of BCSP, where she was responsible for all examinations, marketing, customer service, and business development as well as the development of new initiatives for BCSP to bring value to its certificants. Dr. Turnbeaugh is experienced in the Safety, Health and Environmental (SH&E) field and in the field of professional certification. Additionally, Dr. Turnbeaugh brings experience and leadership in the business arena of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Dr. Turnbeaugh holds a Ph.D. in Health Services Research, with a minor in Epidemiology and a Master of Public Health from Saint Louis University; a Master of Business Administration from Lindenwood University; and both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health, with a specialization in Industrial Hygiene, from Murray State University. She is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the American Society of Association Executives. Dr. Turnbeaugh has been in the SH&E profession for over 25 years, has held her CSP certification over 20 years, and is a Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET).

"Dr. Turnbeaugh's leadership and management skills along with knowledge of the SH&E industry bring exactly the right blend of business to continue moving BCSP forward in advancing the SH&E profession and to bring value to our certification holders," stated Carl Heinlein, President of the Board of Directors of BCSP. "The Board and the entire team at BCSP are looking forward to continued success and growth with Dr. Turnbeaugh as the CEO." On her new appointment, Turnbeaugh said, "I am honored to lead the excellent team at BCSP; we have had a rich history of providing exceptional service in competency based testing for the SH&E industry and together with the Board, we will continue to move the organization forward through sustainable service, growth and innovation."