Jon Johanson, MBA, CSP, CWCP, CIT joined the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) in 2011. Jon is currently serving as the Alaska Chapter Treasurer and has served as the Membership Chair (2011-2019); Secretary (2016-2017), Vice President (2017-2018), President (2018-2019) and Delegate (2019 – 2021).
Jon began his career in occupational safety in June 2011 when he volunteered to be the safety specialist at a previous employer. Jon is currently the Sr. Manager, Safety & Risk Management, at a telecommunications company in Anchorage, AK.
Jon has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University. Jon received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in May 2020.
In 2017, Jon achieved the Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT) certifications. In May 2018, Jon achieved the Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional (CWCP) certification.
Beginning in 2016, Jon began serving on the Alaska Occupational Safety Summit planning committee as the Speaker Chair.
At this stage in his career, Jon’s passions include spending time with his family, continuing his education and roasting his own coffee in his garage.
Jon’s objectives for the Chapters of Region One begin with the goal to assist the Regional Vice President by proactively providing guidance to the chapter leaders to ensure the chapter members receive an engaging, beneficial and professional experience as members of the American Society of Safety Professionals.
Jon believes in creating a professional environment that works to create a safer and stronger future for its members and future members. Through the promotion of an environment that values member engagement, continuing education, and professional development, Jon is proactively working as a volunteer leader to advance the safety profession.
Jon firmly believes in providing volunteer chapter leadership with the insight and resources to manage their respective chapters, grow the chapters in terms of membership, and foster a new level of participation among the chapter members, which will engage a new generation of volunteer leadership.
When called upon for guidance, Jon will provide direction to the chapters within his area that is aligned with the chapter’s bylaws, Society’s strategic plan, mission statements and code of professional conduct. Due to Jon’s past volunteer experience with the Alaska Chapter, he will offer additional training or best practice guidance to volunteer leaders within the region to ensure the leaders are fully aware of their respective responsibilities and commitments.
Finally, Jon will proactively and routinely communicate with chapter leadership to ensure all volunteer leaders are not left feeling neglected or ignored. Instead, Jon will help create an environment of appreciation and value for the volunteer leaders. When possible, Jon will personally visit the chapters within the region for regularly scheduled events. If physical travel is not an option, Jon will attend virtual meetings with the chapters.