Andrea Ball, CSP ARM, has over 20 years of experience providing Safety, Health and Environment within operations across many industries. Andrea started her career in safety with DuPont’s Protein Technologies in Memphis, Tennessee. After 10 years in manufacturing, she was presented the opportunity to become the Safety Officer for the City of Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach, Florida. Andrea’s work within Florida allowed her to move into the hospitality field where she spent 5 years with Holiday Inn Club Vacations as the Director of Safety and Loss Control. Recently, Andrea joined the Sompo International Global Risk Solutions team and brings her expertise in the areas of manufacturing, hospitality, transportation, as well as the food and beverage industry. As an Assistant Vice President, Sr Casualty Specialist, she has assisted many corporations in identifying the return on investment needed to convince senior leadership of the need to implement programs to reduce their total cost of risk.
Andrea is actively involved in the American Society of Safety Professionals serving in multiple capacities as a volunteer. She started working with the chapter newsletter committee and later took over the monthly newsletter before moving into the secretarial position. She eventually became Chapter Vice President and then President before serving two terms as Regional Vice President. Andrea has also participated on the Society Professional Development Conference committee, co-chaired the Leadership Conference Committee, and served on the Nominations and Elections Committee.
As a former Regional Vice President, I know how important the role of Council on Regional Affairs Vice President is to all chapters and regions achieving their goals while assisting our Society navigate the changes which are ever forthcoming. These changes have us questioning how we operate our House of Delegates, how we hold elections, even how we meet as chapters. While some of these changes were brought about by the pandemic, others were brought about by regulatory changes and/or the need to become more efficient. These adjustments seem to have halted our focus on our society’s mission. Instead, we should be focusing on our global association and how we can provide education, build standards, advocate for our profession, and continue to assist in the advancement of our members and ensuring that all changes assist with these visions.
In shaping our future, our society must grow, change, and evolve in order to thrive. As the Vice President of Regional Affairs, I hope to assist the Regional Vice Presidents with their goals for their respective regions, continue to assist chapters adapting to the pandemic changes, and assist our board of directors in shaping our society for the future while ensuring the needs of our membership is met.