Young Safety Professionals Recognized for Extraordinary Contributions to Workplace Safety

Young Safety Professionals Recognized for Extraordinary Contributions to Workplace Safety

National Safety Council announces its 2016 Class of Rising Stars of Safety.

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is proud to announce its seventh class of NSC Rising Stars of Safety – a group of future leaders dedicated to making workplaces safer. The 43 honorees have promoted a cycle of continuous improvement within their organizations and created initiatives focused on measureable outcomes.

"Our Rising Stars understand that safety is not a spectator sport," said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of NSC. "Their dedication to creating a safety culture at their workplaces helps ensure their colleagues go home safely every day. We are thrilled to recognize their inspiring work."

The honorees for the Class of 2016 are listed below and featured in the October issue of Safety+Health Magazine. They will be formally recognized during the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo in Anaheim Oct. 15 - Oct. 21.

Name Organization Title
Jordan AdkissonTimberlake Construction Co., Inc.Safety Coordinator
Mark AhnerW.L. Gore & Associates Inc.EH&S Associate
Demontray AlstonScience Applications International Corp.Environmental Analyst
Sonia AlvarezJohnson Controls, IncSite Safety & Health Officer
Corey ArledgeEldeco, Inc.Executive Director of Safety
Daniel AshworthBWX Technologies, Inc.Group Lead, Industrial Health & Safety
Bilal AzamEngro Fertilizers LtdSafety Engineer
Neilor Bicomong1st Marine Logistics Group, USMCHospital Corpsman First Class (HM1)
Robert BogleLincoln IndustriesEnvironmental, Health, and Safety Manager
Matthew BotzlerERM, Inc.Eastern Division H&S Lead
Chris BrownGeorgia-Pacific LLCSafety & Health Leader, Leaf River Cellulose Mill
Muhammad Bin Khamis ButtPetro Rabigh Oil Refining and Petrochemical CompleProcess Safety Engineer
Suzanne CaldeiraFirst StudentArea SH&E Manager
Michael CarbineScheck Industries, Inc.Site Maintenance, SH&E Coordinator
Robin DavisMemorial Hermann Health SystemSystem Emergency Manager
Michael DayCribMaster Stanley Black & DeckerEHS Coordinator
Bryan DeemerTractor Supply CompanyDC LP/Safety Manager
Frank DownsLouisville Gas & Electric / Kentucky UtilitiesSr Safety Specialist
Craig FaulknerDow AgroSciencesGlobal Biosafety Officer
Amy FergusonGulf Winds International, Inc.Safety Manager
Thomas FranzU.S. Army Aeromedical Research LaboratorySafety Manager
Bridgette GerlSchneider Bulk CarriersSafety and Training Manager
Adil GoharPak-Arab Refinery LimitedHSE Engineer
Brandon GoingsFluor CorporationHSE Supervisor
Malia GonzalezUnited States NavyShip's Safety Officer
Peter GregoryAECOMMulti Site Safety Coordinator
Ryan KellyFord Motor Co.- Michigan Assembly PlantRisk Manager
Muhammad Usman KhanHub Power Company Limited Narowal SiteHSE Manager
Travis KruseLam ResearchDirector, EHS & CSR
Bailley McDonaldBroward County, FloridaSafety and Health Specialist
Andrew MigelCity and Borough of JuneauSafety Officer
Bryan NetherlandBerry PlasticsEHS Manager
Jarrod NewcombLa-Z-Boy MidwestManager, Safety Health and Environment
Jose PerezThe Wonderful CompanyCorporate EHS Manager Learning and Development
Chadwick PohleMontage Laguna BeachDirector of Safety and Security
Mitchell Pryor ARCO/Murray Corporate Services Inc.Safety Manager
Aaron SchoemakerM.C. Dean, IncDivision Safety Manager
Sharlie StaabTexas InstrumentsSafety Specialist
Christopher StibitzSchneider ElectricManager, Safety & Environment
Julie ThompsonLiberty MutualTechnical Risk Control Consultant
Jessica VogtViraconSafety Manager
MSgt Ross C Weatherford66 Air Base GroupSafety Superintendent
Jacob WeissCentral Wholesalers, Inc.Health and Safety Manager

Safety professionals looking to advance the culture of safety within their organizations are encouraged to join the Journey to Safety Excellence for free resources to keep workers safe.


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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