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Network with Top Young Safety Professionals Worldwide

​​Join the National Safety Council Young Professionals Division today. Division member benefits include:

  • Exclusive invitations to the Young Professionals Division meetings
  • Networking opportunities with safety professionals from companies including AECOM, Accenture, ARCO Construction, Argonne National Laboratory, Cianbro Fabrication & Coatings, COP Construction, County of Roanoke, John Deere, First Student, National Gallery of Art, Pepsi, U.S. Air Force and more
  • Career mentoring and development opportunities
  • Free safety trainings and courses through the National Safety Council at division events
  • Potential leadership in other NSC Divisions, the NSC Board of Delegates, the Campbell Institute and NSC World Class Team
  • Help craft and guide future NSC policies and positions

For more information about Division membership, please contact Christy Maes at (630) 775-2108 or email

  • Young Professionals 2016 Spring Meeting

    NSC Young Professionals members attended the Spring Divisions meeting in Austin, Texas, March 21 and 22. It was the first combined divisions meeting, and included members from NSC Business and Industry, Community Safety, Construction, Government, Transportation and Utilities divisions.

    Kelly Nantel, NSC vice president of communications and advocacy, opened the session with an update on NSC strategic initiatives. Keynote speaker Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré delivered an inspirational speech about safety and leadership.

    The opening session was followed by a networking lunch and tours. One group visited the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab at University of Texas to learn about keeping safe while dealing with nuclear materials. Another group went to the Circuit of the Americas racetrack to learn how participants and spectators are kept safe at this large venue. The day concluded with a networking reception for members of all divisions.

    The second day, Peter Sullivan of Accenture Consulting presented Combatting the Operational Risks of the Multi-generational Workforce. The session was followed by a business meeting and presentations from NSC Transportation Senior Program Manager Deborah Trombley and FEMA National Preparedness Division Director Randall D. Meshell.

    The 2017 spring meeting will again include members of multiple NSC divisions. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

    A Note from Our Leadership

    Thank you for your interest in joining the Young Professional's Division! We are looking for motivated, talented and dedicated individuals to help move safety foward and grow our profession. Your participation within this division will allow you great professional growth, networking with world class leaders and a wealth of resources from NSC. Please join us in saving lives and making our communities and workplaces safer.

    Lydell B. Banks
    Young Professionals Division

  • 2015-2017 Young Professionals Division Leadership Board


    The 2015-17 Young Professionals Division Leadership Board positions are as follows:

    ​Lydell Banks, Chairman
    Andrea Ball, Vice-Chairman
    Kristen Chipman, Secretary

    Shelley Brown, Division Delegate
    Joshua Franklin, Division Delegate
    David Hunyar, Division Delegate

    Nick Brown, Leadership Dev. Chairman
    Vaughn Hayes, Communications Chairman
    Jeff Kozub, Marketing / Events Chairman
    Lev Pobirsky, Members-At-Large
    Peter Sullivan, Members-At-Large
    Adonay (Dave) Varela, Membership Committee Chair​man


        Christy Maes
        NSC Division Program Manager

YPD Mission Statement

Our vision is to establish a diverse group of young safety professionals to represent communities, businesses, governments, and learning institutions to reduce risks, engage employees, measure progress and continuously improve the safety profession through collaboration, innovation and a shared commitment to saving lives.

Our mission is to provide a platform to empower young safety professional and mobilize their talents and energy toward promoting safety in our communities and workplaces. The Young Professional Division will create opportunities in the areas of leadership, research, education, advocacy and sustainability of the safety profession. The mission will be accomplished through:

  • Establishing programs to support the development of safety leaders for the future
  • Create opportunities for Young Professionals to participate in researching current and emerging safety issues
  • Education of young professionals and our communities on the role of safety in their lives, and organizations
  • Provide a structure and resources to utilize young professional in advocating for advancing safety in their respective organizations and communities
  • Develop skills and experience in networking, sharing of experience, work-life balance and special issues to ensure the future of the safety profession
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Thank You

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