Chicago – The National Safety Council is proud to announce that Jeff
Woodbury, vice president, safety, security, health and environment for Exxon
Mobil Corporation, has been elected chairman of the National Safety Council
Board of Directors.
Woodbury succeeds Kent McElhattan, chairman and co-founder of Industrial
Scientific, to the position. “Kent was an impactful leader who helped NSC reach
new heights as we pushed forward on our strategy to save an additional 10,000
lives and prevent 1 million injuries by 2014,” said Janet Froetscher, NSC
president and CEO. “The effects of his contributions will no doubt be felt for
years to come.”
“At the same time, NSC looks forward to the leadership and perspective
Jeff has to offer,” said Froetscher. “As a member of the Board of Directors,
Jeff has already provided great counsel and support to NSC. His experience and
leadership will be crucial in setting and delivering on the Council’s next
“ExxonMobil has partnered with NSC since the Council’s inception more
than a century ago,” Woodbury said. “I am pleased to serve in this leadership
position and to support NSC in its efforts to make a significant impact on
saving lives and preventing injuries.” Woodbury has been a member of the Board
of Directors since October 2011.
Also elected to Board of Directors and beginning two-year terms are:
- Chuck Clairmont, executive
director and CEO of the North Dakota Safety Council
- David Kepler, executive
vice president, business services, chief sustainability officer and chief
information officer for The Dow Chemical Company
- Mark Manion, executive
vice president and chief operating officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation
- Robert Skaggs, president
and CEO of NiSource
The NSC Board of Directors is the principal governing body of the
Council, overseeing strategic and financial affairs.
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