National Safety Council recognizes young safety professionals dedicated to excellence

National Safety Council recognizes young safety professionals dedicated to excellence

2015 Class of Rising Stars of Safety announced

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is proud to announce its sixth class of NSC Rising Stars of Safety – a group of future leaders dedicated to making workplaces safer. The 40 honorees have promoted a cycle of continuous improvement within their organizations and created initiatives focused on measureable outcomes – key components of the Council's Journey to Safety Excellence.

"Dedicated employees are the key to making our workplaces safer," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of NSC. "These young professionals embody the safety culture that ensures employees go home safely to their families every night."

The honorees for the Class of 2015 are listed below and featured in the September issue of Safety+Health Magazine. They will be formally recognized during the 2015 NSC Congress & Expo in Atlanta Sept. 26-Oct. 2.


Casey AndersonLockheed Martin Missiles & Fire ControlEnvironmental, Safety and Health Manager
Julie BarbaroFCA (Chrysler Group)Safety Specialist/Safety Pillar Lead
Ryan BastMotor Safety AssociationSafety Advisor
Robert BellairThe Dow Chemical CompanyEH&S Research Scientist
Nathan BensonCanberraSafety, Health and Business Improvement Manager
Umair ButtUnited Energy PakistanHSE Advisor
John CampbellOak Ridge National LaboratoryHealth & Safety Professional
Thomas CarowBay Shipbuilding Company, A Fincantieri CompanyEHS Manager
Matthew ClarkKemin IndustriesSafety Manager
Galen CooterAECOMArea SH&E Manager
Marcus DavisNaval Undersea Warfare Center Division, NewportScientist
Jennifer DawsonSonic Reference LaboratorySafety Officer
Jenifer DoyleFirst StudentMulti Site Safety Manager
Matt GarnerConocoPhillipsSenior Operations HSE Superintendent
Carolyn GomezCentral Garden & PetRegional HSE Manager
Muhammad HaiderEngro Fertilizers HSE Engineer
Jordan HallerExxonMobil Global Services CompanyProject Procurement Advisor
Joshua HanceyVivint SolarSafety & Risk Management Director
Michael HawkinsU.S. Air Force AcademyNon-Commission Officer in Charge, Headquarters Saf
Amanda HornerKansas Traffic Safety Resource OfficeTraffic Safety Specialist
David HunyarARCO/Murray Corporate ServicesSafety Director
Jennifer JohnsonWalt Disney World - Magic KingdomSafety Professional
Peter KaplanWagmanProject Safety Manager
Aamish KhanAbu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd (GASCO)Asset Integrity Engineer Ruwais
Matthew LedfordCounty of Roanoke, Va.County Safety Officer
Courtney LewisDCP MidstreamNGL H&S DOT Coordinator II
Casey LogueTimberlake Construction Co, Inc.Director of Safety
Valentin MartinezArgonne National LaboratorySafety Specialist
Theresa McCollumCargill-Corn PlantEHS Coordinator
Adam McCraryIllinois State UniversitySafety Officer III
Marcus OdorizziCity of RockvilleSafety & Risk Manager
Carrie ParmanAlliant EnergySenior Corporate Safety Specialist
Laura PfeiferCity of VenturaSecretary/Fleet, Facilities and Safety
Lev PobirskyEaston Coach CompanyCorporate Director of Safety and Training
Brandon Robbins Ross GroupHealth, Safety, and Environmental Manager
Gillian RobertsThe Derryfield SchoolLatin Teacher/Chair of Safety Committee
Jennifer SchmaltzPingSenior Safety Engineer
Ryan WilliamsMcKesson CorporationDirector, EH&S
Cory WordenMemorial Hermann Health SystemManager, System Safety


About the National Safety Council

Founded in 1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council,, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities. Safety+Health magazine, the Council's flagship publication, is a leading source of occupational safety and health information.


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