John Dony

  • ​Director, Campbell Institute

    Director, EHS and Sustainability

    John Dony is director of the Campbell Institute, the global environmental, health and safety center of excellence. Mr. Dony sets Institute vision and strategy, develops leading-edge research, and oversees event, partnership and outreach initiatives. He works closely with EHS&S and operations executives, as well as thought leaders from more than 40 member organizations and partners to share best practices from around the world. 

    Mr. Dony also serves as director of EHS&S at the National Safety Council. In this role, he is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the Council's EHS&S management system and associated programs, supporting more than 500 employees in the United States and abroad. He also works closely with the National Safety Council Executive Team to inform NSC EHS&S-related workplace strategy, vision and messaging.

    Since joining the National Safety Council in 2007, Mr. Dony has led numerous high-impact programs, including the prestigious Robert W. Campbell Award. He is a frequent speaker at conferences in North America and Europe on topics including EHS&S management systems, leadership and leading indicators. He has written and contributed to numerous research papers and books, most recently serving as co-editor of Journey to Vision Zero, simultaneously published in Germany and the United States.

    Prior to joining the Council, he held quality management, project management, and coalition-building positions in the communication and education fields. He holds bachelor of arts degrees in English and Sociology from Northwestern University.