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Young Professionals Division Spring Meeting


NSC Young Professionals Leadership Conference Meeting
When: Thursday, March 27 to Sunday, March 30
Where: Astor Crown Plaza
New Orleans, LA


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Cary Lorehnz
U.S. Navy's  First Female F-14 Fighter Pilot

Team Building, Leadership and Strategy Expert


As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot, having flown combat-ready missions worldwide in the U.S. Navy, Carey Lohrenz is used to working in dynamic environments where the wrong move can generate catastrophic results.
A Partner and the vice president of sales and business development at The Corps Group, Lohrenz is a powerhouse in the field of delivering engaging leadership, high performing organization, and diversity training that directly impacts a company's ROI and bottom line. Her experience in the all-male environment of fighter aviation and ability to pass on the lessons learned in her career also allow her to deliver insight and guidance on women's leadership issues.
Lohrenz's empowering message resonates with audiences at every level; individuals and teams alike rely on her capacity to accelerate performance, achieve business excellence, and put them on the path to becoming industry leaders and inspired, high performers in difficult economic times.
Andrea Ball
Director of Safety and Loss Prevention at Orange Lake Resort




​Andrea Ball is the director of safety and loss prevention at Orange Lake Resort.  She has 15 years’ experience in the field of Safety, Health and Environment and has previously worked for The City of Daytona Beach and DuPont’s The Solae Company. 

 She has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management from Christian Brother’s University in Memphis, TN, an Industrial Hygiene Technician certification from University of North Carolina, and is a Certified Safety Professional. 

Ball is currently the Chapter President for the Central FL ASSE Chapter has previously served as Chapter Vice President, Chapter Secretary, Chair of Chapter Newsletter Committee, Webmaster, serves on Chapter Membership Committee, is a member of Women in Safety Engineering (WISE), Management Construction Specialty / Utilities Sector branch, the Management Practice Specialty/Public Sector Branch, and the National Safety Council Rising Star Committee. She has been a member of ASSE since 2006.


Carmen Bray
Interim Director of University Police
Southeastern Louisiana University

​​Carmen Bray is currently the Interim Director of University Police at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. He has been with Southeastern Louisiana University for the last seven years and has worked Technology Investigations and as the Emergency Management Coordinator.

Some of the named storms he has worked through are Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Isaac.  Bray is the back-up contact for the Tangipahoa Parish Special Needs Shelter located at Southeastern. Bray has received training from State police, fire, and EMS academies from multiple states.



John Dony
Program Manager
Campbell Institute
National Safety Council

​John Dony is the program manager for the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council. In this role, Dony oversees the day-to-day operations of Institute initiatives, manages key Institute programs, and works closely with Institute members, partners, and other stakeholders to achieve collective goals.

Since the launch of the Campbell Institute in 2012, John has developed many foundational Institute projects and was responsible for the creation of the Institute’s startup infrastructure.

Dony also manages the Robert W. Campbell Award for Business Excellence through Environmental, Health, and Safety Management, now entering its second decade as the most prestigious award in EHS. Prior to joining the Council, he held project management and coalition-building positions in the communication and educational fields. John graduated from Northwestern University with Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Sociology.





Lorrie Lynn
Manager, Planning and Evaluations
National Safety Council

​Lorrie joined the National Safety Council (NSC) in 2010 bringing experience in program development, developing and implementing measurement systems, training in effective communication, human relations and leadership.  She began by collaborating as a member of the new Teen Safe Driving team in building 11 state coalitions targeting reducing teen involved crashes. Teen involved car crashes are the leading cause of death for teen ages 15 – 19 years old. 

Lynn developed and implemented a speaker training program targeting corporate and community leaders to communicate the risks associated with cognitive distraction and cell phone technology while driving to influence change in workplace, community and state/national policies. She provides expertise in strategic and program planning, outcome focused program development and program evaluation for NSC strategic initiatives Safe Communities America, Distracted Driving and Prescription Drug Overdoses.

Lynn also partners with NSC Safety Management Solutions leaders in management of all aspects of the business.  She is involved in developing strategic direction through corporate interview and focus-group activities and facilitating action-planning to implement corrective action. She also teaches NSC supervisors about leading staff to create a safety-focused workplace culture.

Camille Major
EH&S Engineer
Raytheon Technical Services Company

​Camille Major is an EH&S engineer at Raytheon Technical Services Company supporting the Logistics contract at the Johnson Space Center as the Safety, Quality and Environmental Manager. 

Major has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, a M.S. degree in Human Engineering, an MBA and is certified in Professional Ergonomics and Behavior Based Safety. She is a former president of the North Texas chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and is one of the 2010 National Safety Council Rising Stars of Safety.


Francene Scott-Diehl
EHS Manager
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

​Francene Scott-Diehl is an executive-level safety representative proficient in public health and industrial safety. Scott-Diehl has professionally led safety initiatives for almost two decades. She joined MV in 2007 as a director of safety; the year following, she was promoted to her vice president post.

 In her prior position as a director of safety for ServiceMaster, Scott-Diehl served in a similar capacity, with oversight of 130 locations. Scott-Diehl has a Master of Science in Public Health and is a certified safety professional, certified by the Board of Certified Safety Engineers. She is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the National Safety Council.






Dan Snynder,
CSP, CET, CHMM, OHST, CHST, CHMP, STS Performance Based Safety LLC, SPAN International Training LLC


Dan ​Snyder is a former Army Military Intelligence operative and holds a B.A. in Science and Biology and a M.Ed. in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.

Snyder is a Past-President of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and Past-President of the Board of Directors for the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP). With 20 years of global consulting experience and owner of Performance Based Safety, LLC, Dan partners clients with experts to develop strategies for improving the performance of safety and health management systems through gap analysis, coaching management, developing supervisors and facilitating a positive safety culture. As a professional speaker and author, he delivers customized high impact messages optimized for the targeted audience and organizational initiatives. He appreciates the opportunity to serve as a mentor and coach for professionals seeking career advancement.

Leading a team as part of the National Response Framework implementing disaster site worker all hazards training for government and private industry, Snyder is an accomplished Safety Liaison during disaster response and recovery operations. He serves on several ASSE/ANSI technical standard development committees and in leadership roles with professional membership associations.

 As owner of SPAN International Training, LLC, he demonstrates expertise in the technical subject matter of certification exam blueprints and is a recognized psychometrician, curriculum designer, researcher and facilitator of applied adult learning principles.  Snyder is dedicated to advancing environmental, safety and health professional development by offering world class certification exam preparation products that enable professionals to meet the challenge of illustrating competency through education, experience, and examination.


Dave Teater
Senior Director, Transportation Initiatives
National Safety Council

​David Teater of Spring Lake, MI, leads NSC’s advocacy initiatives to reduce deaths and injuries associated with distracted driving. 

Teater’s 30 year business career has included serving as CEO of several private companies including 20 years at an automotive supplier that provided research and strategy consulting services to most auto manufacturers. 

Teater joined NSC in 2009 after its call for a nationwide ban on cell phone driving.  He is a frequent speaker on the topic of distracted driving and has appeared before several state legislatures and testified before the US Congress.


John Thomas
Hammond Fire Departmnet

​John Thomas currently serves as the Fire Chief for the City of Hammond, LA. He has held this position since 2011. His duties include the oversight of the 63-member fire department with emergency response responsibility. He is also the Emergency Coordinator for the City of Hammond. His duties include emergency planning, City representative to the Parish Office of Emergency Management, and incident commander during an emergency within the City. He has held this position since 2005. He is serving his 29th year with the Hammond Fire Department
He currently serves on the Hammond Safe City Committee, City of Hammond Safety Committee, Tangipahoa Parish’s Citizen Corps Board, and Livingston Parish Fire Dist. 1 Fire Board. He is also a member of the Louisiana Fireman’s Association, International Association of Firefighters, Louisiana Fire Chief’s Association and Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association.
​​John Ulczycki
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
National Safety Council

​John Ulczycki leads the National Safety Council teen driving, distracted driving and hom e and community safety initiatives. He also oversees the Council’s relationships with
its volunteers, and staff involved in research and statistics, knowledge management, library and government relations.

He also is leading strategic planning to determine the
Council’s future leadership in national safety issues. Ulczycki joined NSC in 2000 after a 20-year career in corporate public affairs. At NSC, he has led Communications and Public Affairs, Transportation Safety, and the Council's Air Bag and Seat Belt Safety Campaign, which took "Click it or Ticket" from a one- state pilot project to a 50- state national program that has saved nearly 200,000 lives since its inception in 1996. He was named Group Vice President
–Research, Communications and Advocacy in 2009 and to his current position in 2011.

In 2008, Mr Ulczycki hosted the first International Symposium on Distracted Driving. He has since led the
Council’s call for a nationwide ban on cell phone use while driving. An advocate for Graduated Driver Licensing
legislation for teens, Ulczycki also hosted a 2007 International Symposium on Graduated Driver Licensing.
He served as a member of the Illinois Secretary of State's Teen Driving Task Force, which recommended
changes to Illinois teen driving laws

Ulczycki has spoken before several state legislatures on primary seat belt, teen driving and distracted driving laws. He also has testified before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on occupational safety issues. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Lifesavers Conference, Inc. since 2008 and has served as chair of that Board since 2010.



Erin Welken
Operations Project Manager
John Deere

Erin graduated from North Dakota State University with degrees in Athletic Training, and Zoology with Pre-med emphasis along with minors in biology and chemistry. 

Following graduation she worked at Valley City State University as an athletic trainer, and also with Tailored Injury Prevention Solutions as an injury prevention and rehabilitation specialist. 

In 2007, she started working for John Deere as a safety coordinator.  Welken currently manages the EHS functions at the Valley City, ND factory along with ergonomics, business continuity planning, emergency response team, and 5S coordination. 
She has been active on many initiatives within John Deere including VPP implementation in Valley City, coaching with other John Deere facilities, participating on steering committees, and actively participating in wellness and off-the-job programs.

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