Mark Baker joins NSC from Hyatt, where he served as global director of workplace safety and vice president of global risk. He has more than 30 years of experience leading and developing global, safety-related business organizations, with a successful track record in workplace safety and risk management, as well as captive insurance business leadership.
In his role, Baker is focused on increasing value and engagement for the Council’s more than 15,000 member organizations. He also oversees the Campbell Institute and Work to Zero programs, along with workplace research, to drive workplace safety thought leadership. He is responsible for NSC workplace products and services, including the COVID-19-related SAFER (Safe Actions for Employee Returns) initiative, and for driving enhancements to workplace safety products and training services. Additionally, he is responsible for the launch of NSC Marketplace, a new customer portal for safety products and services.
At Hyatt, Baker focused on strategically managing workplace safety and risk management impacting Hyatt’s portfolio of hotels and colleagues globally. He also developed and ran Hyatt’s captive insurance business. Baker’s accomplishments to improve workplace safety included using data-driven analytics and effective program management. He also helped establish new workplace recommendations for COVID-19 that included support to stabilize, recreate and prepare for a new normal in the workplace.
Previously, Baker held risk management leadership positions in the automobile industry for eight years, serving roles at TRW Automotive Inc. and Delphi Inc., both in Michigan. Prior to that, he held positions in legal, accounting and audit roles at Kohl Secrest, Chas. Levy Company and Sears Roebuck and Co.
Baker earned his J.D. at University of Detroit School of Law and B.A. in business administration and history from Alma College. He is a member of the state bar of Michigan. He also earned Associate in Risk Management designation from the Insurance Institute of America and OSHA 30-hour Safety Certification, and he is an adjunct professor at DePaul University Driehaus College of Business. He has broad involvement with many risk management associations, including Spencer Foundation Risk Manager in Residence, Risk and Insurance Management Society (Detroit Chapter past president) and M200 Association.