Stacey A. Brooks, CSP, CHMM, CPEA is passionate about protecting people and the environment. Ms. Brooks supports her company’s safety management system and safety professionals by traveling the globe, performing validations, and using data to continually improve compliance, risk management and governance activities. Stacey enjoys coaching others on the benefits of the plan/do/check/act cycle. Prior to this position, Stacey led more than 150 multi-media compliance and process audits in 15 states and 12 countries during her 9.5 years with the internal audit organization. Before joining the internal audit staff, Stacey spent 7 years in various operational assignments, including environmental engineer and staff safety positions at GM manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan.
Stacey earned a B.A. in Biology from Carthage College and three M.S. degrees from Murray State University (Occupational Safety & Health, Organizational Communication, Biological Sciences). Stacey holds three professional certifications, including Certified Safety Professional since 2009. Volunteering is core to Stacey’s identity. Ms. Brooks involvement with ASSP spans 13 years, notably Georgia Chapter President in 2011-2012, a WISE mentor and secretary/member on the WISE Advisory Committee for the past 5 years. Stacey joined the Management Practice Specialty Advisory Committee as the Mentoring Program Chair in 2019. Stacey completed a six-year tenure on the EH&S Certifications Advisory Committee (formerly known as BEAC), a committee under The Institute of Internal Auditors governance structure. Annually, Stacey teaches one section of the CHMM review course offered by the Georgia AHMP Chapter.
The year 2020 marks the 20th year that I am a part of this outstanding profession. I often find myself reflecting on what brought me to this point in my life, my career path and why I gravitate to helping and protecting others. In sixth grade, I accepted my first formal safety role as a school crossing guard. This was a big deal to me and the joy I received standing out there and directing pedestrians. I felt important. However, I also remember the straps on the high visibility belt issued to me were always a constant struggle to untangle and how aggravating it was to spend time making sure the belt looked and fit right. Today, ill-fitting protective gear is not just a working women’s issue but one that MPS members will be called upon to educate their employers and others on why we need to meet the needs of a growing diverse workforce.
The value of belonging to a practice specialty is that we can come together, share our wins and struggles, collaborate and learn from one another. In seeking the MPS Assistant Administrator role, I bring my experience as an ASSP chapter leader, mentor and active contributor of the Women in Safety Excellence and Management Practice Specialty Advisory Committees. I call upon my journey from individual contributor to manager, the rocky transition and the challenges to advancement. I commit to offering MPS programs and events that are in tune with your needs to grow and mature as leaders in your company, community and chapter. In addition, I would direct our member community to partner with the four Common Interest Groups and start a forum on safety culture, leadership and management system issues that affect all of us. Thank you for your consideration and support.