Christopher S. Hinson, MA, CIH, CSP, CHMM, has been a member of ASSP since 2014, holding chapter and regional leadership positions. He is the youngest chapter President to lead the North Carolina Chapter, and the first to lead the chapter to Platinum recognition. Chris was named the 2018 NC Chapter Safety Professional of the Year, and the 2019 Region VI Safety Professional of the Year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership, graduating with highest distinction. He is a board Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Certified Safety Professional, and Certified Industrial Hygienist. His 14 year career has been spent working within the pharmaceutical industry, the first four years of his career as an analytical chemist before moving into the EHS profession where he’s worked for the last 10. Chris worked for Merck & Co. at the Durham vaccine facility since March 2016 supporting more than 1,000 employees with over 933,000 square feet under roof. He is currently the EHS Lead for a new $353 million, 135,000 square feet aseptic facility for vaccine manufacturing. He is also the Lead Industrial Hygienist and Biosafety Officer for the Durham facility. Of all his personal accomplishments, his favorite title is Daddy. Chris has a loving wife of 10 years and a beautiful 2 year old baby girl. He enjoys being a part of ASSP because he believes that investing in our profession and educating safety professionals has a far-reaching impact to help make the employees that we support safer.
My vision is to continue my service to ASSP and my fellow safety professionals as a servant leader. I would utilize my leadership, strategic planning, and project management skills to benefit the Region and each chapter under my purview as Area Director. I would utilize my understanding of chapter, region, and Society structure to continue to promote the goals of Society and strengthen each chapter’s ability to meet the goals. I would connect with each chapter’s leadership to ensure they have the tools and knowledge necessary to support their membership. I would work in unison with the Regional Vice President to ensure the goals of the Region and Society are executed at the highest level. I would listen to all concerns and utilize all resources available to me to help address them with a desired outcome. I would leverage the extensive network that I have built within ASSP to foster collaboration and continuous improvement within the Region. I would serve as an additional resource to each chapter to assist in the development of goals at the beginning of each chapter year and ensure they have the means to obtain each of those goals throughout the chapter year. I would serve as a liaison to assist the chapter with the creation of technical content to bring the highest value to each chapter’s membership base.