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.

We understand networking, learning, and staying on top of the latest changes in our field is very important. If you are 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
    John M. Hauser
    Safety Manager
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
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  • Vice President
    Heather Vanover, PMP, CHCM
    Sr. Safety, Health & Environmental Technician
    Monolith
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  • Treasurer
    Kelvin Thurman, CSP
    Senior Safety Specialist
    MMC Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
    Email
  • Secretary
    Samantha O’Kelley
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  • Delegate
    Beth Fye, CSP, SPHR
    Director of Risk Management
    Omaha Steaks
    Email
  • Alternate Delegate
    Joe Scott, MS, CSP
    Safety & Emergency Preparedness Manager
    Regional West Health Services
    Email
  • Newsletter
    Jeff Beck
    EHS Administrator
    Tri-Con Industries, Ltd
    Email
  • Foundation & Scholarship Chair
    Todd Grumley
    EHS Specialist
    Conagra
    Email
  • Government Affairs Chair
    Ed Armendariz, CSP, CHST, STS
    Central Region SH&E Manager
    HDR
    Email
  • Awards & Honors
    Brenda Schroeder
    Safety Manager
    CLAAS Omaha Inc.
    Email
  • Membership Chair
    Doris Burns, MPH, CSP, EurOSHM
    Manager, Safety Engineering
    Union Pacific Railroad
    Email
  • Program Chair
    Jake Mahin, GSP
    Safety & Loss Control Consultant
    UNICO Group
    Email
  • Communications Chair
    Jeff Beck
    EHS Administrator
    Tri-Con Industries, LTD
    Email
  • Nominations Elections Chair
    Todd Grumley
    EHS Specialist
    Conagra
    Email
  • Student Affairs Liaison
    Open
  • Faculty Advisor
    Jeffrey Allen, Ph.D.
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