The Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award recognizes ASSP board members, committee members or practice specialty officers who have provided outstanding volunteer service to the Society in the past year. Here are the recipients for 2020-2021:
Stephanie Gurnari, CSP, serves as chair of ASSP's Professional Development Conference Planning Committee. “I have worked with staff on the most dramatic pivot the event has experienced with Safety 2021 moving to a hybrid platform,” she says. “It is clear this will be the way forward beyond COVID as ASSP continues to drive innovation in safety education delivery.” She notes that her experience volunteering on chapter committees, e-boards, chapter leadership and Society professional development conferences has been rewarding during her more than 20-year membership because of what she “gets back in professional development, networking and friendships.”
“To receive the Culbertson Award is such an honor and recognition that my time and efforts were impactful to the Society as much as they are to me,” she adds.
Gurnari is a professional member of our New Jersey Chapter and a member of our Risk Management Practice Specialty. She is also a member of our Women in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group. She is branch risk engineering services manager at Chubb.
Dan Henn serves as vice chair of the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Committee on Fall Protection and Fall Restraint, of which he has been an active member for the past 10 years. He also serves as chair of the subcommittees responsible for the maintenance of the Z359.14 standard and development of the Z359.17 standard.
“This year we completed a comprehensive revision of the ANSI/ASSP Z359.14-2021 standard, which we believe will have a measurable effect on the safety of workers at height,” Henn says. “I am deeply humbled and grateful to have been recognized along with Stephanie Gurnari and Thomas Lotz this year. I am also very proud to serve with so many dedicated contributors on the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Committee.”
Henn is a member of our Gulf Coast Chapter. He is vice president of operations at Reliance Fall Protection.
Thomas M. Lotz, CSP, ARM, serves as a member of ASSP's Council on Professional Development. “I have been involved and active in leadership positions in ASSP either at the chapter, region or Society level for many years,” Lotz says. “I feel I have contributed to the increasing success of the professional development conference as a member of the team and mentor on the Professional Development Conference Planning Committee.”
Reflecting on the honor of receiving the Culbertson award, he says, “I feel honored and humbled by being nominated and awarded along with my fellow recipients who are all deserving of the award.”
Lotz is a professional member of our Alaska and Middle Tennessee chapters. He is also a member of our Risk Management Practice Specialty and Women in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group. He is senior consultant at Tokio Marine America.
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