National Safety Council recognizes young safety professionals dedicated to excellence

2015 Class of Rising Stars of Safety announced

Aug 27, 2015, 13:00 ET from National Safety Council

ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is proud to announce its sixth class of NSC Rising Stars of Safety – a group of future leaders dedicated to making workplaces safer. The 40 honorees have promoted a cycle of continuous improvement within their organizations and created initiatives focused on measurable outcomes – key components of the Council's Journey to Safety Excellence.

"Dedicated employees are the key to making our workplaces safer," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of NSC. "These young professionals embody the safety culture that ensures employees go home safely to their families every night."

The honorees for the Class of 2015 are listed below and featured in the September issue of Safety+Health magazine. They will be formally recognized during the 2015 NSC Congress & Expo in Atlanta Sept. 26-Oct. 2.

Casey Anderson

Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control

Environmental, Safety and Health Manager

Julie Barbaro

FCA (Chrysler Group)

Safety Specialist/Safety Pillar Lead

Ryan Bast

Motor Safety Association

Safety Advisor

Robert Bellair

The Dow Chemical Company

EH&S Research Scientist

Nathan Benson


Safety, Health and Business Improvement Manager

Umair Butt

United Energy Pakistan

HSE Advisor

John Campbell

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Health & Safety Professional

Thomas Carow

Bay Shipbuilding Company, A Fincantieri Company

EHS Manager

Matthew Clark

Kemin Industries

Safety Manager

Galen Cooter


Area SH&E Manager

Marcus Davis

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport


Jennifer Dawson

Sonic Reference Laboratory

Safety Officer

Jenifer Doyle

First Student

Multi Site Safety Manager

Matt Garner


Senior Operations HSE Superintendent

Carolyn Gomez

Central Garden & Pet

Regional HSE Manager

Muhammad Haider

Engro Fertilizers

HSE Engineer

Jordan Haller

ExxonMobil Global Services Company

Project Procurement Advisor

Joshua Hancey

Vivint Solar

Safety & Risk Management Director

Michael Hawkins

U.S. Air Force Academy

Non-Commission Officer in Charge, Headquarters Saf

Amanda Horner

Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office

Traffic Safety Specialist

David Hunyar

ARCO/Murray Corporate Services

Safety Director

Jennifer Johnson

Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Safety Professional

Peter Kaplan


Project Safety Manager

Aamish Khan

Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)

Asset Integrity Engineer Ruwais

Matthew Ledford

County of Roanoke, Va.

County Safety Officer

Courtney Lewis

DCP Midstream

NGL H&S DOT Coordinator II

Casey Logue

Timberlake Construction Co, Inc.

Director of Safety

Valentin Martinez

Argonne National Laboratory

Safety Specialist

Theresa McCollum

Cargill-Corn Plant

EHS Coordinator

Adam McCrary

Illinois State University

Safety Officer III

Marcus Odorizzi

City of Rockville

Safety & Risk Manager

Carrie Parman

Alliant Energy

Senior Corporate Safety Specialist

Laura Pfeifer

City of Ventura

Secretary/Fleet, Facilities and Safety

Lev Pobirsky

Easton Coach Company

Corporate Director of Safety and Training

Melanie Prescott



Brandon Robbins

Ross Group

Health, Safety, and Environmental Manager

Gillian Roberts

The Derryfield School

Latin Teacher/Chair of Safety Committee

Jennifer Schmaltz


Senior Safety Engineer

Ryan Williams

McKesson Corporation

Director, EH&S

Cory Worden

Memorial Hermann Health System

Manager, System Safety

About the National Safety Council
Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council,, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.

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