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Vice President/ Director of Emergency Management

Certified OSHA 500 • NQA1 Audits • EM-385 Safety • High Profile Project Management • IT Recovery

Law Enforcement/K-9/Military • Broad Training Experience • Classified Document Control • Risk Mgmt

As a trusted resource to the CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, I have saved them $180M+ over my career by solving environmental, construction, HazMat, nuclear and regulatory issues. My specialty is turning potentially high profile occurrences into “no profile” matters, thereby maintaining my employers’ stellar reputations and records.By dealing proactively with these concerns for over 20 years, I have turned emergency divisions into a profit centers by mitigating millions in fines, HazMat clean up costs and likely superfund sites.

As the “point man” for emergency response, safety, environmental engineering, and QA/QC audits for major construction/nuclear projects, I maintained an impeccable .03 EMR incidence record in high risk environments over 7 years, unheard of in industries with top benchmarks of 1.0 EMR rates. My successes are due to keen problem identification and mitigation, a solutions focus with an intense sense of urgency and incredibly open channels of communication at all organizational levels. If your company needs the very best in the industry, let’s have a conversation about what my abilities and experience can do for you.

     • Remarkable Track Record in Emergency Response

     • Strong Success in Environmental Engineering & HazMat

     • Tremendous Breadth of Experience & Levels of Responsibility 

Key Experience: Thirty years of top performance in relevant roles, including: First Responder  Environmental Engineer  HazMat Incident Commander  IT Disaster Recovery  Emergency Coordinator  Contingency Planner  Investigator  Military Security  Trainer  Deputy Sheriff  Police Officer  Search/Rescue • Millicom Communication  Nuclear QA/QC • Received Top Secret and Q Clearances, current DHS Clearance, and maintains a current passport.

Work experience

Emergency Response – Commanded 35 corporate emergency response incidents and 10 HazMat spills, with perfect resolution record. Responded to 3 terrorist incidents and 2 riots. Responsible for nuclear facility safety for groups up to 350, and led other situations up to 500 people. Once sourced contamination the EPA was unable to locate; revamped HazMat treatment for largest Midwest company in its industry as a result. With another contamination incident, resolved the issue for a billion dollar intl. company within 36 hours for a problem that had remained unidentified for 3 weeks.

Environmental Engineering – Designed a groundbreaking process that breaks down hazardous material to allow its removal and passage of city/MNDES inspections. Maintained strong relationships built on integrity and trust with local and federal regulatory agency representatives, having even been referred by them to solve complicated issues. Received city permit same day with a company that struggled to receive it for the prior 60 days.

Breadth of Experience – Received Missouri Law Enforcement Officer of the Year as a rookie. Decades of K-9 experience. Awarded 2 Military Gold Stars & handpicked to serve as personal security for a 4 Star General. Ran 2 govt. projects worth $750M as Health/Safety/Security/Fire Protection Mgr. As Document Control Mgr. for highly classified Y-12 nuclear facility, set the standard for Nuclear Quality audit performance, maintaining a perfect record during 36-month tenure; in first 10 days, took the project from 90 days behind to current by performing 2600+ change controls. As an OSHA 10 & 30 hour Instructor, saved one employer $385,400 in specialized training of union labor. Experienced trainer in federal/union/corporate environments. As comfortable in the boardroom as under construction beams.

Jun 2012Present

Project Oversite HSE Manager

Syngenta Seed

Owner Representative provided oversite of $70 million dollar expansion project.

Conducted new hire orientation, performed compliance audits with the General Contractor and all sub-contractors, completed daily reports as to work forvce numbers, observed safety issues or concerns.

Assured project was in compliance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations.

Organized and Conducted Site Safety Committee Meetings held weekly.

Provided Training as needed.


Project Manager, Health/ Safety/ Fire Protection & Security

Caddell Construction

Project Site Manager for Health & Safety, US Federal Courthouse, Rockford, IL

Document Control Manager/ NQA-1 Assistant, Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, TN

Mar 2006Jun 2008

Document Control, Asst. NQA1, and HSE Manager

Y-12 National Security Complex

Managed Document Control duties including ECNs, FCNS, RFIs, specification and project drawing updates,

Conducted Audits and Inspections of sub-contractors, collected work group data and completed daily reports. Monitored mechanical testing and sign offs per contract requirements,

Performed work site Safety Inspections/ audits, provided support and Safety problem solving, scheduled and conducted Safety Training and Certification Classes. Attended Management Meetings and provided progress reports.

Assigned to over-all Management for night shift during the ending months of the project.


CEO- Engineer-Consultant

Horizon Compliance Group

Safety Consulting, EPA Contract Engineer, Project Management, Lead Engineer/ Environmental, Health and Safety, HazMat Response, Environmental Permits, Resolution of High Profile Regulatory Issues/ Situations.


Project Manager/ Systems Engineer/ Disaster Recovery/ IT Contingency

DST Systems, Inc



Ashwood University


Security Clearance and Vetting

Department of Homeland Security

Law Enforcement Instructor

Missouri Department of Public Safety

EM-385 Safety

US Army Corps of Engineers

NQA-1 Audits & Document Control

US Department of Energy

OSHA 500

United States Department of Labor/ OSHA