Vote for Your Society Leaders in the ASSP 2021 Elections

Voting for the 2021 elections will run from March 1 to March 31. Ballots will be sent to ASSP members via e-mail on March 1, 2021. Members can find candidate information, including biographies and platform statements for all candidates and video statements for Board of Director candidates, on the ASSP elections web page.

This year, you will have an opportunity to vote for senior vice president; director-at-large; vice president, professional affairs; and vice president, professional development. Members of regions, areas, practice specialties and common interest groups that have a position in this election will vote in the respective races.

Voting for your ASSP leaders is important because the members elected to office will help your Society to pursue its strategic initiatives and advance the OSH profession. These elected candidates will become influential leaders within ASSP, so be sure to cast your vote and let your voice be heard. Election results will be published in the May 2021 issue of Professional Safety.

Become an informed voter by visiting the elections web page, where you can read candidate biographies and platform statements about each candidate’s ideas about ASSP’s direction and future. For questions, send an e-mail to the elections team.

Proposed Slate of Executive Committee Candidates 2021-2022

The proposed slate of candidates for the Executive Committee for the 2021-2022 Chapter year is listed below:

Ashelyn McConnell-President

President Elect – Christopher Hughes

Treasurer – Alex Norwood

Secretary – Mary Ciesluk

Delegate 1st – Tom Trauger

Delegate 2nd – April Dorsey

Director – Marcus Odorrizi

Director – Wyatt Bradbury

If you are interested in running for a Chapter Executive Committee position or just want more information, please contact any of the committee members at: 

Jerry Rivera:

Thomas Trauger:

Ashelyn McConnell:

Refer New Members in the Annual Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

February 2021

ASSP’s annual member referral program returns in 2021. Share the resources ASSP offers with colleagues by using the Refer-A-Friend e-mail tool or by directing potential members to the ASSP website to encourage them to join the Society.

The more people you refer, the more rewards you can earn, such as a 1-year membership extension, an on-demand webinar or a $50 Amazon gift card. For every full member referral, the referring member will receive an entry in the grand prize drawing for a trip to ASSP’s annual professional development conference, which includes full conference registration, 3 nights’ hotel accommodations and a $250 gift card for expenses.

Chapter Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award

Website link for application:

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 February 1st.

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: and Tom Trauger: