Selena D. Schmidt, CSP is a Certified Safety Professional with over 17 years of experience in the occupational safety and health profession. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Occupational Safety and Health from Murray State University. She is currently a Senior Risk Control Consultant for Liberty Mutual Insurance, as well as the Middle TN ASSP Chapter President and the Region VII ASSP WISE Committee Chair.
As a consultant, Selena leverages her education and experience to provide technical guidance to business partners and recommends best practices for driving continuous improvement. She is responsible for supporting customers in identifying risk management opportunities, completing compliance audits, and implementing tools and strategies collaboratively to reduce the total cost of risk. She works closely with both internal and external business partners to build trusting and positive relationships. Selena has successfully demonstrated this when working with stakeholders to revise assessment processes and multiple programs including Yard Control, PPE, Respiratory Protection, and Powered Industrial Trucks.
Selena has been a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals for more than 17 years. She actively volunteers in leadership roles and has held multiple positions within ASSP since being a student member. In 2008, Selena co-founded the Emerging Professionals in OSH CIG, where she has served as the Chair and Administrator.
In her spare time, Selena enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading a good book, watching movies, and crafty things like painting and scrapbooking.
I am honored to be considered for the position of Region VII South Area Director. I welcome the opportunity to continue serving our profession and will strive to keep our area informed of regional and society affairs. If elected, I will focus on creating an environment that encourages teamwork and open communication among all chapters. I will work to improve underperforming chapters, and I will continue to engage all current and future leaders in the South Area.
I recognize the importance of teamwork and building strong relationships. A welcoming environment where chapter leaders can openly communicate by sharing ideas and best practices is necessary to help encourage teamwork among chapters. Consistent area communication and networking opportunities will help accomplish this goal. Through teamwork, our area will look to identify ways to work collaboratively with other Region VII chapters.
In addition to working as a team, I will work one-on-one with chapter leaders. I look forward to celebrating success when chapters reach their goals and will also listen to any concerns that chapters may be facing. Together we can identify strengths and opportunities, as well as create action plans to overcome challenges.
With increasing focus on the future, it is imperative that we continue to engage current and future leaders to help ensure longevity of student sections, chapters, regions, and the Society. I will utilize my past ASSP leadership experience to provide guidance on leadership opportunities and recognize members for participation in activities.
I am excited about the opportunity to work with volunteers of our area. If elected, I will do my best to represent Region VII South Area effectively and with great commitment.