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Summary

I have found purpose and meaning in my career that provides the intrinsic motivation that drives me to excel. I am responsible for the greatest asset in the company--people and their health and well-being. I believe strongly in reaching the hearts and minds of people, not just their hands and feet. I have discovered through experience that building relationships is central to leading people and I am energized by working with others to achieve a common goal. I am driven by the fact that I make an impact on the quality of people's lives, while working to eliminate accidents & injuries. I'm looking for an organization that shares these same values.

Work History

July 2016Present

Safety Manager, U.S.

Hudson's Bay Company
  • HBC's safety manager providing leadership for five distribution centers and more than 200 Saks, Saks Off Fifth, and Lord and Taylor retail stores nationwide.
  • Intense focus on relationship building and collaboration to develop specific health and safety plans by location.
  • Specialization in developing a comprehensive Ergonomic Management System to address strain/sprain injuries.
Feb 2013July 2016

Safety Manager

Gilt Groupe
  • Created safety program from a bottom-up approach, persuading & empowering associates, supervisors and managers to embrace safety.
  • Intense focus on Pareto Analysis of accident data and developing safety pioneers key in driving down accidents rates by 70%
  • Slashed TRCR rates by 56% in 2015 YOY against 2014.
Mar 2012Feb 2013

Production Manager

Gilt Groupe
  • Developed self-directed teams that exemplified teamwork and excellence leading to 8% increase in productivity with zero safety accidents.
  • Instituted quality metrics vital to decrease internal errors and customer returns. Decreased error rate by 5% in 6 months.
Sep 2010Feb 2012

L1 Operations Manager

Quiet Logistics
  • Successfully navigated a start-up environment consisting of extreme swings in volume and labor. Sustained strong results during a two year period where the company experienced 300% growth.
  • Developed Safety and Training Matrix tool utilized by the entire company and provided leadership to lay the foundation of safety. 
Nov 2009Aug 2010

Warehouse Associate

UPS Supply Chain Solutions
  • Valuable team member who contributed to multiple accounts at the UPS business park.
Sep 2009Nov 2009

Statistical Clerk

Department of Commerce, US Census Bureau
  • Top performer in department using various automated equipment platforms to capture statistical data--99.8% accuracy rate keying 65 wpm.
Dec 2006Apr 2007

Operations Supervisor

Brightpoint
  • Key player in constructing processes and procedures for a start-up operation.
  • Developed metrics for all Outbound activities and improved efficiency by driving 6 Sigma concepts and project teams.
Apr 2002Nov 2006

Operations Supervisor

Caterpillar Logistics Services
  • Led 40 associates in the bulk area shipping 150,000 units daily.
  • Earned 6 Sigma Green Belt Certification by participating in two projects that led to $1 million in cost savings.

Education

Mar 2016Mar 2018

Masters of Safety, Security & Emer. Management - Expected

Eastern Kentucky University

Occupational Safety concentration

Feb 2013Jul 2015

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Indiana Wesleyan University

GPA, 3.51

Aug 1996Jun 1999

Jet Engine Theory, Associate of Applied Science

Community College of the Air Force

Classroom and hands-on training for Pratt & Whitney F100/229 jet engine for F15-E fighter jets

Certifications

Jan 2005Present

6 Sigma Green Belt Certification

Caterpillar University

A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt possesses a thorough understanding of all aspects within the phases of D-M-A-I-C. They understand how to perform and interpret Six Sigma tools and how to use standard principles of Lean

Mar 2015Mar 2015

Certified Safety Manager (CSM)

National Association of Safety Professionals

This CSM is an indication to employers, potential employers, regulatory agencies, and the courts that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to a level of proficiency expected of a professional who is capable of working with little or no supervision while managing the safety programs, policies, and procedures common to business and industry.