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2024-2025 NCC Slate of Officers

The Nominations and Elections Committee has concluded its work on the slate of officers for the 2024-25 elections. The Committee, after carefully reviewing candidates’ qualifications and chapter bylaws,  respectfully submits the following candidates for the 2024-25 elections.

President-Bruce Donato, CSP, CHMM 

President Elect-Frank Trujillo, CSP 

Treasurer-Mary Winkler 

Secretary- Ryan Papariello, GSP 

Advisory Member-Wyatt Bradbury, CSP, CHST, CIT 

Advisory Member-Ashley McConnel  

Director-Thomas Trauger  

Director-Marcus Odorizzi   

This report concludes the Nominations and Elections Committees work for the 2024-25 calendar year. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the Nominations and Elections Committee should you have any questions. 

Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award

Application package: https://www.assp.org/docs/default-source/community-leader-resources/chapter-documents/assp-chapter-spy-packet.pdf?sfvrsn=2

The National Capital Chapter of ASSP actively acknowledges the contributions of its members. The Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) award is an honor acknowledging the dedication and outstanding contributions of a member to our Chapter. Each year one member is identified through membership nominations.

To be eligible nominees must

  1. Be a Professional Member or Member in good standing of their Chapter and the Society.
  2. Not have received this award within the past five (5) years.
  3. Be engaged in full-time employment in the profession of protecting people, property and the environment.

Nominees are not eligible if they are currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors or the Chapter Awards Committee, or have been elected an ASSP fellow.

All nominations must be submitted to the Chapter by May 31.

Judging Criteria

  1. The nominee’s most recent three (3) years of activities will be considered as a minimum.
  2. Demonstrated technical expertise in the broad field of safety and a thorough knowledge of the operational aspects of his/her safety employment.
  3. Demonstrated outstanding contributions to the, Chapter or Section, activities, including committee or task force chair, officer, services to members, lecturer at seminars, etc.
  4. Leadership in establishment, maintenance, and improvement of technical or Chapter programs in the organization nominee serves or elsewhere.
  5. Other personal achievements related to safety and health.
  6. Professional contributions to advance the safety profession, such as fostering professional development, public/community services, instructor at educational institutions, involvement in codes and legislation, articles written, work with allied groups, etc.
  7. Awards and innovations, including citations, honors, plaques; or new procedures or systems developed.
  8. Endorsements by superiors and verifications by associates, in the form of letters on appropriate stationery of the employer, Area Director, where applicable and Regional Vice President.

Submit completed SPY applications and supporting documents to the Awards Committee Members: 

Ashelyn McConnell: Ashelyn.mcconnell@gmail.com and Tom Trauger: TTrauger@gilbaneco.com

Nominations and Elections Committee

The following individuals comprise the Nominations and Elections Committee for 2024

Jerry Rivera – Chair

Mary Ciesluk – EC Member

Mike Mccullion – Member