NSC Appoints Brian Callahan Campbell Institute Chairman

Callahan is president and CEO at ISN.

November 13, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Safety Council, America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Callahan, president and chief operating officer at ISN,  as the new chair of the Campbell Institute

Grounded in the belief that environmental, health and safety management is a core business function, NSC founded the Campbell Institute in 2012 to help organizations of all sizes and sectors research, discuss, share and implement practical safety solutions in their workplaces and communities. As the Institute’s chairman, Callahan will be responsible for guiding the organization’s strategic direction and partnerships across a global network of business leaders and professionals in government, nonprofit, education and labor.

“Today’s business leaders know safety excellence and financial success go hand-in-hand, but many may face uncertainty in deciding how to advance their organization’s unique safety journey,” said Lorraine Martin, NSC president and CEO. “This is precisely what led us to form the Campbell Institute more than 10 years ago with the goal of helping organizations create safer outcomes through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Brian has been a vocal proponent of helping firms promote both physical and psychological safety in the workplace, and is the ideal leader to amplify the Institute’s ongoing work to create safer workplaces for all.” 

Prior to serving in his current role as president and chief operating officer, Callahan served in a variety of business development and management roles throughout his nearly 20-year tenure with ISN. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and Koch Industries. He also served as an officer in the United States Army. 

Brian holds an MBA from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University. He also dedicates his time serving as a board member for various organizations, including as Vice Chair of the Campbell Institute’s Steering Committee at NSC, the VP of the Friends of the Katy Trail Board and Safety Committee, the Oklahoma State University Foundation Board of Trustees, and many more. 

To learn more about the Campbell Institute visit, thecampbellinstitute.org

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