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About ASSP

Our staff members are association management professionals who operate the organization’s core functions, products and services. They also support the member-driven board of directors and volunteer member committees to move the organization forward.

Staff Leaders

Jennifer McNelly

Executive Director

jennifer-mcnellyJennifer McNelly works with the Board of Directors to execute ASSP’s strategic plan for growth while building on the Society’s 107-year legacy and addressing the evolving needs of the professional occupational safety and health community. She leads 75 staff members and more than 38,000 safety and health professionals worldwide. McNelly most recently was president of 180 Skills LLC, an online career and technical education company aimed at closing the manufacturing skills gap. Prior to that, McNelly was president of The Manufacturing Institute, the nonprofit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). A University of Maryland College Park graduate, McNelly was named among the 100 Women Leaders in STEM. Read full bioContact Jennifer.

Kim McDowell

Membership and Communities Director

Kim McDowellKim McDowell is director of membership and communities. In this role, she has oversight of ASSP’s membership and communities, which include chapters, practice specialties and common interest groups. This includes achieving growth and revenue targets, and helping ASSP deliver a valuable member experience through retention, recruitment and engagement. In addition, McDowell oversees the customer service team. McDowell joined ASSP in 2011 and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. Prior to joining ASSP, she was a senior manager with SmithBucklin Corporation. She holds an M.B.A. from Loyola University and a B.A. in Communication from Purdue University. Contact Kim.

Laura Clements

Academic Affairs and Research Director

LauraClemensLaura Clements is director of academic affairs and research. She helps develop and manage initiatives that drive the value of the safety profession, which include programs that promote professionalization in the safety field and the importance of the safety professional to business. She also collaborates with global safety organizations on projects of common interest and manages several Society awards programs. Clements is also the staff liaison to the Council on Academic Affairs and Research, which manages academic relations, ASSP's research agenda and education standards. Clements joined ASSP in August 2010. She holds an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and M.A. in International Relations from University of Chicago and a B.A. in Government and Anthropology from Lawrence University. Contact Laura.

Kasia McGrew

Information Technology Director

KasiaBiernackaMcGrewKasia McGrew is director of information technology. Since joining ASSP in 2014, McGrew has provided leadership and direction in selecting, developing and maintaining internal and external software applications, websites, databases and networks. She supervises a team of web developers, and database and network administrators. McGrew also researches, selects and implements new technologies to further the organization's reach. She holds an M.S. in Computer Information Systems and a B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, both from Dominican University, and a certificate in user experience from Bentley University. Prior to joining ASSP, she was a web manager for Cogensia and a programmer for AmericanEagle.com. McGrew is a member of the User Experience Professionals Association. Contact Kasia.

Micah D’Orazio

Marketing Director

MicahDorazioMicah D’Orazio is director of marketing. In this role, she oversees the marketing and sales of all Society products and services, with a focus on professional development, standards and membership. D’Orazio also provides support and direction for advertising and sponsorship initiatives, and leads brand initiatives and market research. She joined ASSP in August 2010 and served as director, member/region affairs before moving to marketing. She has also worked as a manager for SmithBucklin Corporation and as a project manager for Association Services. D’Orazio holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. Contact Micah.

Dan McNeill

Professional Development Director

Dan McNeillDan McNeill is director of professional development. He oversees development and delivery of continuing education programs across multiple learning channels to help ASSP members achieve their professional goals. McNeill joined ASSP in November 2007 as manager of education development. During his career he has held positions with companies including IBM, Allstate Insurance Co., United Airlines and Chicago Transit Authority. McNeill holds an M.A. in Human Resource Development from Northeastern Illinois University and a B.A. in Special Education from Elmhurst College. He is a member of the Association for Talent Development and holds a certificate in advanced professional development from American Society of Association Executives. Contact Dan.

Tim Fisher

Standards and Technical Services Director

Tim FisherTim Fisher, CSP, CHMM, ARM, is director of standards and technical services. With ASSP since 1995, Fisher provides direction in the overall administration and operation of the technical aspects of ASSP-related standards programs and publications. During his ASSP career, he also served as manager of governmental affairs and relations. Prior to joining ASSP, he was facilities and operations manager with Allstate Insurance Co. and he served in the U.S. Air Force. A professional member of ASSP, Fisher holds an M.S. in Industrial Management -Safety and Industrial Hygiene from Northern Illinois University, an M.A. in Public Administration from University of Illinois-Chicago and a B.A. in Management from the University of Maryland. Contact Tim.

Bruce Sufranski

Finance Director

Bruce SufranskiBruce Sufranski, CPA, is director, finance/controller, for ASSP. He manages all aspects of the Society’s finance and accounting functions including budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, treasury and investment management. He also oversees the facilities management functions, and he serves as controller of the ASSP Foundation. Sufranski, who joined ASSP in May 2009, holds a Master of Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he also earned a B.A. in Economics. Prior to joining ASSP, he held positions with Amoco Corporation and Dunning Electrical Services. Contact Bruce.

Mary Goranson

ASSP Foundation Director

MaryGoransonMary Goranson is director of the ASSP Foundation, the Society’s charitable arm. She directs strategy and oversees operations for the Foundation, which has net assets of $5.8 million. A staff member since 1988, Goranson is responsible for all aspects of planning and execution including development, board governance, volunteer management, financial reporting and programs, which include scholarships, research grants and leadership development. She holds a B.S. in Hospitality Management from Western Illinois University and is a member of the Association Foundation Group and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Contact Mary.

Sue Trebswether

Communications Director

Sue TrebswetherSue Trebswether is director of communications and oversees the communications team, which includes the staff of Professional Safety and Society Update, media/public relations, and digital content specialists who create and publish key stories and content related to membership, education, advocacy and standards for our website and other communications channels. Trebswether holds an M.S. in Communications from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in English from Central Michigan University. She also has a certificate in high-impact leadership from Loyola University, Chicago. Contact Sue.