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Culbertson Award Recognizes Outstanding Service to ASSP

Jul 01, 2020

The Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award provides special recognition for outstanding service to ASSP at the Society level. Not only does this award offer recipients the recognition they deserve, but it also encourages others to set high goals for their involvement within ASSP.

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 this year’s recipients:

SU_Paul J Colangelo

Paul J. Colangelo, CHST, CIT, CRIS, STSC, is recognized for his contributions while serving as an advisory board member for the Council on Professional Development, including providing mentoring, assistance, additional resources and research to support the council’s activities. He is a member of our Connecticut Valley Chapter, and a member of the Society’s Women in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group and Consultants and Construction practice specialties. He is president of PJC Safety Services.


SU_Steve Gray

Steven B. Gray, CSP, CHST, is recognized for his leadership and work to implement significant positive change within the Society as Vice President, Council on Region Affairs, including streamlining operations for chapters, and improving the Society’s recognition and support of students. He is also recognized for his leadership and succession planning as Region III Vice President. He is a professional member of our Gulf Coast Chapter and a member of the Society’s Global Operations and Military practice specialties. Gray is director of safety at KBR Inc.


SU_James Howe

James Howe, CSP, is recognized for his contributions as chair of the ANSI/ASSP Z10 Committee, where he led the effort to create a newly revised ANSI/ASSP Z10 American National Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. He is also recognized for creating and leading the working group for ASSP GM-Z10.100-2019 and serving as a mentor of the Z10 implementation guide. He is a professional member of our San Francisco Chapter and a member of the Society’s Management Practice Specialty. He is president at Safety Solutions.


SU_Carol Keyes

Carol A. Keyes, CSP, CCM, CRC, is recognized for advocating for the value of the practice specialties and common interest groups. Her leadership was instrumental in changing in the operations of the Council on Practices and Standards (COPS), including the formation of new working groups to address COPS priorities. Keyes is a professional member of our Northwest Chapter, a member and past administrator of the Consultants Practice Specialty, and a member of the Society’s Women in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group, Manufacturing and Risk Management practice specialties. She is principal, safety consultant with Complete Health, Environmental and Safety Services Inc. (CHESS Inc.).


SU_Tim Page-Bottorff

Tim Page-Bottorff, CSP, CIT, is recognized for his service as a member of Council on Region Affairs (CORA), where he helped the Society reimagine elected leadership to support potentially great leaders based on their actions rather than their credentials. He is also recognized for his work within CORA to encourage partnership with other councils. He is a professional member of our Arizona Chapter, and a member of the Society’s Military, Consultants, Training and Communications, and Public Sector practice specialties, and Women in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group. Page-Bottorff is a senior consultant at SafeStart.


SU_Mary Silva

Mary L. Silva, CSP, is recognized for her integral role in managing the Society’s annual professional development conference (PDC) for several years and acting as master of ceremonies for the events as chair of the PDC Planning Committee. She is a professional member of the Society’s Arizona Chapter, and a member of the Risk Management Practice Specialty. She currently serves on the Future Safety Leaders Conference Planning Committee. Silva is a senior specialist, risk engineering for Crum & Forster.


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