NSC Announces 2019 Rising Stars of Safety

Thirty-one young professionals awarded for outstanding dedication to safety in the workplace.

August 26, 2019

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is proud to announce its 10th class of Rising Stars of Safety – a group of future leaders younger than age 40 dedicated to making workplaces safer. The 31 honorees have promoted a cycle of continuous improvement within their organizations and created initiatives focused on measureable outcomes.

“These young men and women have risen to the challenge of addressing safety in the workplace, and we are proud of their accomplishments,” said Lorraine M. Martin, NSC president and CEO. “The work they are doing is making our world a safer place. We commend their commitment.”

The honorees for the Class of 2019 are listed below and will be featured in the September issue of Safety+Health magazine. They will be formally recognized during the 2019 NSC Congress & Expo in San Diego, California, also taking place in September.

Brad BarrowGlobal workplace safety leadChemours
Holly C. BartosEnvironmental, safety and health managerLockheed Martin
Jessica Diane BrooksSafety specialistFirstGroup America
Laura CeruttiProject managerTransOptions
Theresa CiattoSafety directorPrimus Builders Inc.
Kimberly Ann DeckerChemical hygiene officer and EH&S consultantCorteva Agriscience
Stan Evans, CSPProject safety directorTurner Construction Co.
Matthew HallSafety managerARCO
Hamza HameedProcess safety engineerFatima Fertilizer Co. Ltd.
Alan E. HarffOSHA and safe operations managerPGT Trucking Inc.
Aya HashimotoSafety coordinatorDuncan Aviation
Kanella Sunrise HatchettMCESG logistics/safety officerUnited States Marine Corps
Matthew F. Herron, PE, CSP, CPESenior safety engineerSouthwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Hafiz Muhammad Umer JavedAdvisor HSEM&A Group Energy and Petroleum Services
Amber J. JosephTechnical consultant-risk control servicesLiberty Mutual Insurance
Crystal Lea LawsonHSE Division senior associateCBRE
Ihtisham MalikAssistant manager-HSESindh Engro Coal Mining Co.
Benjamin MartinSafety project managerCity of Atlanta-Mayor's Office of Workplace Safety
Meraiah L. MarvelNational safety and security managerParsons
Robert J. MooreEHS leadFiat Chrysler Automobiles
Jessica MyeroffEnvironment, health and safety managerEaton Corp.
Jeremy NixonOccupational safety program managerUnited States Air Force/Pacific Air Forces Command HQ
Gabriella PaceSafety professionalWalt Disney World
Umair Shahab ShahidSafety engineerQATAR PETROCHEMICALS (QAPCO)
Arul SubbarayaluSenior EHS expertise specialistDow Chemical International Private Ltd.
Lynne Syer Sr.EHS leaderLippert Components
Greggory Addam VanoverSafety managerClean Fuels National
Atif WaheedAssistant manager EHSByco Petroleum Pakistan Ltd.
Mike WatsonVice president, safety, health and environmentAECOM
Patrick WolockoSafety managerW. Soule and Co.
Lino YohannanSenior health and safety managerWSP Middle East

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