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Summary

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

Network Safety Manager

Kenco Group
Feb. 2018Present
  • Oversee eleven facilities within the network occupied by five different clients: USG, Carpenter Tech, Honeywell, Resideo and Caterpillar
  • Reduced various safety exposures by 70%, through discipline and positive reinforcement methods, within first 6 months in the role
  • Primary site of focus in Louisville, KY. has experienced 78% decrease in OSHA recordable injuries YTD 2019 vs 2018 results
  • Foster relationships with site leadership in driving safety accountability, culture and training
  • Recently dispatched to the two worst performing sites in the company in an effort to duplicate results gained from Louisville site.

Safety Manager, U.S.

Hudson's Bay Company
July 2016Feb 2018
  • 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.

Safety Manager

Gilt Groupe
Feb 2013July 2016
  • 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.

Production Manager

Quiet Logistics/Gilt Groupe
Sep 2010Feb 2013
  • 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.
  • 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.

Education

Masters of Safety, Security & Emergency Management  

Eastern Kentucky University
Mar 2016Mar 2018

Occupational Safety concentration

GPA, 3.75

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Indiana Wesleyan University
Feb 2013Jul 2015

GPA, 3.51

Jet Engine Theory, Associate of Applied Science

Community College of the Air Force
Aug 1996Jun 1999

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

Certifications

6 Sigma Green Belt Certification

Caterpillar University
Jan 2005Jan 2005

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

Certified Safety Manager (CSM)

National Association of Safety Professionals
Mar 2015Mar 2015

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.