President’s Message – October 2023

Keep Moving Forward

Greetings Safety Professionals!

First off, I would like to apologize for not getting this message out sooner and at the same time Welcome You to a new Chapter year.

The Chapter year started off with much adversity and challenge. We had Executive Committee members have to step down from their important roles, due to work obligations, leaving us playing catch-up and learning new tasks as a group.

With that, I would like to personally Thank the Executive Committee that supports me in leading this Chapter as President and for them stepping up and taking the bull by the horns (no pun intended as I do work in Durham, the Bull City) and keeping things moving forward.  

ASSP NC Chapter Leadership (2023-2024):

President – Doug Gaylord

President Elect – Frieda Sanders

Secretary – Matt Machles

Treasurer – Jay Sprankle

Delegates – Ogaga Tebehaevu and Robin Barfield

Membership Chair – Michelle Barger

Awards Chair – Jessica Frederick

Member at Large – Jeff Medlin

Our current technical meeting schedule, thru December, will be virtual. The next two technical meetings will be joint meetings with the ASSP Triad Chapter.

Links to the register for those meetings are below:

November 2023 Technical Meeting – Joint Meeting with the ASSP Triad Chapter – ASSP North Carolina Chapter

December 2023 Technical Meeting – Joint Meeting with the ASSP Triad Chapter – ASSP North Carolina Chapter

Our goal is to return back to in-person after the New Year. Schedule TBD.

More exciting news, the ASSP NC Chapter completed its 7th consecutive year by achieving Platinum Level recognition. This is the highest level awarded by ASSP.  A Special Thanks to our 2022-2023 Executive Committee Team and our Members for their continued support under past President Ogaga Tebehaevu.  

The Chapter currently has an OPEN position for:

  • Website/Social Media Chair

The Chapter has future opportunities for currently occupied seats that need to be filled by June 30, 2024:

  • Treasurer
  • Secretary  

Having incumbent members selected early, will allow for knowledge and training on the roles and responsibilities of that position from the current seat holders.

Thank you for your membership in the ASSP NC Chapter.

Doug Gaylord, MSOS, CHMM, SMS, RSO