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ASSP Names New Leaders to its Board of Directors

April 14, 2021
The American Society of Safety Professionals has announced new leaders for the upcoming 2021-22 term.

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has announced its new crop of leaders, whose terms begin July 1.

“I’m always impressed by our dedicated volunteers and their desire to take on key leadership positions,” said ASSP President Deborah Roy, M.P.H., RN, COHN-S, CSP, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, whose term ends June 30. “Engaged safety professionals define our Society, keeping it vibrant and advancing worker safety and health.”

Members of the board of director must be professional ASSP members who are involved in a committee or task force, have a record of positive contributions to the occupational safety and health profession, support and understand the Society’s vision, and are an effective motivator who is results driven.

They will all serve one-year terms except the directors-at-large and vice president of finance, who will serve for three years.

The new ASSP board of directors are:

  • President Bradley Giles, P.E., CSP, STS, FASSP, GIOSH, is principal of Bradley Giles and Associates. He has more than 40 years of experience in the safety, health, environmental and security disciplines. Giles was named an ASSP Fellow in 2010 for his significant contributions to the profession. He earned a master’s degree in education from Southern Illinois University. An ASSP member since 1981, Giles resides in New Meadows, Idaho.
  • President-Elect Christine Sullivan, CSP, ARM, is senior vice president and risk control director at Sompo International. She has 30 years of safety experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in human factors engineering from Tufts University. Her Society honors include the Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. An ASSP member since 1996, Sullivan will be Society president in 2022-23. She resides in Glastonbury, Conn.
  • Senior Vice President James Thornton, CSP, CIH, FASSP, FAIHA, is former EHS director at Huntington Ingalls Industries, the nation’s largest military shipbuilder. He is an ASSP Fellow who holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Auburn University and a master’s degree in industrial hygiene from Texas A&M University. An ASSP member since 1998, Thornton will be president in 2023-24. He resides in Hampton, Va.
  • Director-At-Large Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CIT, is a senior consultant at SafeStart who began his safety career nearly 30 years ago as a U.S. marine. He is a safety trainer, author and motivational speaker. He lectures for Central Washington University and the OSHA Training Institute at the University of California San Diego Extension. He was ASSP’s 2018 Safety Professional of the Year. A member since 2001, he resides in Mesa, Ariz.
  • Director-At-Large Daniel Snyder, Ed.D., CSP, CHST, OHST, CIT, is owner and founder of Safety Mentor. His safety career includes 30 years of consulting, training, research and creating sustainable solutions. He holds a master’s degree in human resource development and a doctorate degree in adult and lifelong learning from the University of Arkansas. An ASSP member since 2005, Snyder is also a speaker and author residing in Nixa, Mo.

Joining these five leaders on ASSP’s 2021-22 board of directors are Vice President of Finance Linda Tapp and Directors-At-Large Maribeth Anderson and Thomas Kramer. A successor to outgoing Public Director Anil Mathur is expected to be named by early summer.

A complete list of the election results can be found on the ASSP website. 

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