Jeremy Presnal, CSP, OHST, CHST, CESCP, has fifteen years working in the energy industry, with experience in power generation, transmission & distribution, construction and petrochemical companies. Jeremy started his career in 2004 at Duke Energy as plant Safety Specialist and in 2011 joined Topaz Power Group as a Regional Safety Manager supporting the Texas & North Carolina regions and was promoted to Director of Safety & Health in early 2013. In June 2015, Jeremy joined FHR Corpus Christi Refineries (a Koch Industries Company) to manage Occupational S&H and in September 2017 accepted an opportunity with Georgia-Pacific (also a Koch Industries Company) as a Division S&H Manager supporting the wood products business.
Jeremy has been an ASSP Professional Member since 2009 and in the Utility Practice Specialty Awards & Honors Chair role since 2012. Additionally, he served as the Membership Chair & Officer for ASSP’s Coastal Bend Chapter in Corpus Christi, Texas from 2015 – 2017 and recently joined the Atlanta ASSP Chapter.
Jeremy holds a bachelor’s Degree of Science in Safety Management from Indiana State University and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Occupational Health & Safety Technologist (OHST), Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) and Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP).
Jeremy has obtained experience in S&H systems, program management, auditing, compliance training, occupational health, industrial hygiene, electrical safe work practices, process safety management, contractor safety management, entry level professional programs, OSHA VPP, and has presented at both local and regional ASSP PDCs, as well as Regional and National OSHA VPPPA Conferences.
I am very excited about the opportunity to continue serving ASSP, the Utility Practice Specialty (UPS) and most of all, our Members. I will continue to work hard for the UPS Advisory Committee and Membership by focusing on the execution of current objectives and further buildout of our strategies. I will continue to work with the Advisory Committee to build further depth into the UPS subcommittees (e.g., Electric Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution and Water / Wastewater) and position the subcommittee groups for serving as subject matter experts for members and ASSP. In addition, this effort will improve sustainability and better prepare future Advisory Committee members. I believe there is significant value in networking within the society, other Practice Specialties and Common Interest Groups to build effective relationships and share best practices to help all organization learn and improve. I also plan to increase our focus on recruiting, mentoring and developing the next generation of EHS professionals in effort to better export future talent needed in our profession. Lastly, I would like to continue developing relationships with vendors and innovators to promote and test new / emerging technology for our industry that will add value by improving risk mitigation and transforming operational efficiencies (i.e. electronic permitting / LOTO, improved safe guards, PPE, training, etc.).