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  • Education
  • Government
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Disaster Management
  • Fire & Safety Engineering
  • Fire Protection

Doctorate of Education – Education Leadership, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY (Projected Completion 2013)
M.S. Degree – Security, Safety and Emergency Management Area of Concentration: Homeland Security, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Community Preparedness and Disaster Management, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
B.S. Degree: Fire and Safety Engineering Technology Industrial Loss Prevention Option
      Western Kentucky University
A.S. Degree: Fire Protection Technology

A safety professional with over thirty-four years of combined experience in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, security, fire protection and emergency management.

This included over thirty years in various positions in plant, divisional, and corporate levels with General Motors Corporation. Responsible for safety programs in manufacturing, engineering, laboratory and office locations. While overseeing the office safety activities, supported over one thousand office and mixed use facilities for GM.

As a Divisional Safety Manager, was responsible for managing safety programs at many of GM’s largest manufacturing complexes in both the U.S. and Canada. Served as Dean of the Health and Safety College within General Motors University for over five years and was responsible for managing global development and distribution of health and safety education programs, including translations for over eleven different languages.

A Certified Safety Professional (CSP) for over twelve years and recently became a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Providing expertise in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, security, and fire protection to a wide variety of clients.
 
Director Department of Environment, Health & Safety, a major University
Bowling Green, KY
  • Supervise staff of environmental, occupational and public health & safety and fire protection professionals
  • Oversee fire and life safety programs, systems and equipment in partnership with facilities and housing operations
  • Develop and implement safety related programs for main and extended campus operations in concert with various academic and staff departments
  • Oversee all aspects of environmental compliance activities including air and water Permits, hazardous waste, and asbestos management
  • Coordinate emergency planning and crisis management initiatives in under direction of administrative council and in partnership with WKU Chief of Police
 Forensic Safety & Health Expert/Specialist, a private Consulting Firm
  • Provide occupational health, safety, and emergency management consulting services to clients in education, business, and municipal sectors
  • Expert witness in areas of occupational safety and emergency management
  • Professional speaker/trainer with extensive experience in leadership of safety and emergency response and management
 Facilitator for SSEM Online Masters Program, a major University
SSE 865 SSE Auditing
SSE 833 Legislation and Regulatory Compliance
SSE 828 Industrial Safety Management
SSE 865 SSE Auditing
SSE 834 Corporate Compliance
 
Plant Safety Supervisor, General Motors Corporation, GM Bowling Green Assembly, Bowling Green, KY
  • Manage plant health and safety programs and operations
  • Coordinate with senior leaders to develop plant risk reduction strategies
  • Address all employee safety concerns in a timely manner
  • Manage health and safety staff including industrial hygiene, ergonomics and training
  • Perform analysis of injury/illness trends and develop reports for leaders
  • Lead special studies and development projects for GM Corporate H&S Staff
  • Member of Emergency Response Management Team
  • Liaison to local and state governmental health, safety and emergency response agencies
 Divisional Safety Manager GM North American Operations, Warren, MI
  • Provided oversight to health and safety activities for GM Plants in U.S. and Canada
  • Served as lead manager for Stamping Operations Safety
  • Coordinated Divisional Safety Meetings with United Auto Workers International Union Leadership
  • Developed injury/illness reduction strategies for use across all plants
  • Liaison to GM Global Regulatory Activities to assess and provide input to pending regulations in areas of environment, health and safety in U.S., Canada, and European Union.
 Dean, Health and Safety College, General Motors University, Detroit, MI
  • Responsible for oversight of all course development and delivery for the college, including administration of 800K operating budget
  • Developed integrated global training plan mapped to GM Manufacturing System Health and Safety requirements
  • Coordinated with Regional Health and Safety Managers in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa and Middle East as well as North America to assure flexibility in meeting corporate requirements and country specific legal standards
  • Managed translation of key training courses and other supporting materials into as many as 19 languages depending on scope of training
 Manager, Global Health and Safety, Detroit, MI
  • Process Leader – Health and Safety for Office Environments
 Directed the implementation of a holistic strategy that integrates employee fitness, wellness and safety away from work initiatives into core health and safety programs affecting over 60,000 employees globally
Led integration of health and safety best practices into facilities and property management activities under direction of GM Facilities Management Staff
  • Managed 3.2M Budget and Business Operations for Corporate Safety Staff
  • Served as lead for U.S. health and safety recruiting, including interns and experienced professionals in safety and industrial hygiene areas
  • Served as member GM Global Health and Safety Council
  • Safety Manager for GM Advanced Propulsion Research Laboratories
 Manager Health and Safety General Motors, Global Headquarters, Detroit, MI
  • Developed comprehensive health and safety program for the GM Corporate Headquarters at the Detroit Renaissance Center
  • Provided oversight for health and safety issues during the 700 million dollar renovation project. The project included complete renovation of four 39 story office towers, all common areas, and 1400 room hotel, as well as construction of a five story atrium and parking facilities
  • Provided health and safety services for over 5000 resident General Motors employees in addition to 4000 non-GM tenants
  • Served as a member of an Emergency Response Coordinating Team charged with development of comprehensive building emergency plans, business continuity activities and crisis management strategies
  • Managed translation of key training courses and other supporting materials into as many as 19 languages depending on scope of training
 Supervisor – Safety, Bowling Green, KY
  • Managed health and safety function for vehicle assembly operation
  • Led facility emergency response activities. Built extensive working agreements with state and local disaster and emergency services entities
  • Supported plant leadership initiatives in fire protection, health and safety, ergonomics and industrial hygiene
  • Supervised staff of safety, ergonomics and industrial hygiene personnel
  • Managed all health and safety development and delivery
 Field Instructor, Commonwealth Of Kentucky Fire Rescue Training, Bowling Green, KY
Developed and delivered fire and rescue training courses for career and volunteer emergency services across the state. Key Subject Areas Taught:
  • Aircraft Crash Rescue and Firefighting
  • Basic Fire Fighting – N.F.P.A. Fire Fighter 1 and 2
  • Basic Fire Investigation
  • Fire and Emergency Communications
  • Fire Fighter Safety and Survival
  • Flammable Liquids and Gases Live Fire Evolutions
  • Hazardous Materials Basic through Advanced Levels
  • Incident Command System
  • Introduction for Fire Service
  • Pumps and Hydraulics
  • Rural Fire Strategy and Tactics
  • Structural Fire Tactics
  • Vehicle Victim Extrication and Rescue
 Assistant Fire Chief, Alvaton Volunteer Fire Department, Warren County, KY
  • Served as line Fire-Fighting Officer
  • Managed Fire-Fighter Training and Safety Programs
  • Project leader for Insurance Services Office Rating Improvement Initiative
 Captain, Browning Volunteer Fire Department, Warren County, KY
  • Served in a variety of positions beginning as fire-fighter, attained rank of Captain
  • Served as Line Fire-Fighting Officer
  • Led implementation of Medical 1st Responder Program
 Adjunct Faculty – Fire and Safety Engineering Technology,Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Key Subject Areas Taught:
  • Fire Suppression Systems Class
Extended Campus at Bowling Green, Kentucky

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