Chapter Officers

The Great Plains Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals was chartered in 1958. Our purpose is to promote the advancement of the safety profession and safety professionals throughout our geographical area: the State of Nebraska; these counties in Iowa: Plymouth, Cherokee, Woodbury, Ida, Monona, Crawford, Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Cass, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont, and Page; these counties in Minnesota: Rock, Nobles, Pipestone, and Jackson; and these counties in South Dakota: Lincoln, Minnehaha, Hanson, Hutchinson, Bon Homme, and Yankton.

We understand that networking, learning, and staying on top of the latest changes in our field is very important. If you’re a current member, we appreciate your support. If you are not active, we welcome you to get involved. We would also like to extend an opportunity for those who are not members to join!

  • President
    Eric Schermerhorn, CPE, CSP
    EHS Professional
    3M Company

  • Vice President
    Kimball Kinnersley
    Safety & Security Director
    Majors Plastics

  • Treasurer
    Brenda Finter, CIH, CSP
    Certified Industrial Hygienist
    B2 Environmental, Inc.

  • Secretary
    Jim Nelson, CSP
    Safety and Environmental Manager
    LBT, Inc.

  • Delegate
    Steve Danon
    Director Risk Control and Safety Services
    Marcotte Insurance

  • Alternate Delegate
    G. Wesley Dicken Jr.
    Safety Manager
    Lindsay Manufacturing

  • Newsletter
    Wendy Nielsen
    HSE Manager
    Timpte, Inc.

  • Foundation & Scholarship Chair
    Beth Fye, CSP, SPHR
    Director of Risk Management
    Omaha Steaks

  • Government Affairs Chair
    Doris Burns, MPH, CSP, EurOSHM
    Manager, Safety Engineering
    Union Pacific Railoard

  • Awards & Honors
    Beth Fye, CSP, SPHR
    Director of Risk Management
    Omaha Steaks

  • Membership Chair
    Heather Vanover, PMP, CHCM
    Director of Workplace Services
    Nebraska Safety Council

  • Program Chair
    Crystal Anderson

  • Communications Chair
    Steve Polich, CSP
    President, Inc.