Abby is a passionate EHS professional with diverse experience in state and federal environmental regulations, hazmat and waste management, emergency spill response, and EHS regulatory management and implementation. Currently Holt Cat’s Environmental Compliance Manager, some of her previous roles include Environmental Investigator in the Waste Section of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), EHS & Waste Director at a hazmat spill response company, and Spills/Tanks/Environmental Management Systems Program Manager at a joint reserve military base. She is also the founder/owner of an environmental compliance assistance firm, Vibe Environmental.
In a volunteer capacity, she is currently the Southwest Chapter American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Past President and VP of Communications, the Region III ASSP Assistant RVP of Communications, and the founder of DFW Environmental Pros, a free, no-strings-attached environmental networking organization in the DFW area. She believes that realistic positivity, consistent, unwavering grit, and honest teamwork are the keys for success in anything, particularly the environmental and safety field.
As a member of ASSP since 2019, I have served in a variety of leadership positions, including Southwest Chapter President, Vice President, Past President, VP of Communications, VP of Professional Development, Social Media Chair, and PDC Chair, as well as the Region III VP of Communications.
Having seen and experienced the struggles, triumphs, losses, and wins experienced at the Chapter and Regional levels, I have a first-hand understanding of the new and developing challenges our leadership and membership face in the OSH/EHS profession and as an organization. Using my experience and background as a safety professional and an ASSP leader, I hope to serve Region III as the North Area Director and continue my efforts in bolstering and supporting our cause.
I wholeheartedly believe that my professional development is intertwined with my peers’ professional development – we grow, learn, and succeed together. My grit, passion, and zest for helping others will benefit and support Society as our strategic vision continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our membership as a whole. Through genuine engagement of members, purposeful development of students and emerging professionals, and solicitation of meaningful feedback, it is my goal to further represent our membership and support our leaders to the best of my ability.