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ASSE Gears Up for Annual Election
February 23, 2009

Voting is set to begin March 1st for the annual American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Board of Directors election. Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM, of Fairborn, OH, currently serves as ASSE president. Mr. Brown holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Ohio University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. Mr. Brown has served on ASSE committees and as the vice president for the council on professional development. He also served as Region VII vice president for two terms and is the recipient of the Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service and the Region VII Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) awards. In 1988 Mr. Brown was named a General Motors Safety Fellow, the highest General Motors individual safety award.

C. Christopher Patton, CSP, of Missouri, current president-elect, and Darryl Hill, CSP, current senior vice president, of Michigan, will succeed to the offices of president and president-elect, respectively July 1st, 2009. Mr. Patton is principal safety, health and environmental (SH&E) engineer at Covidien and Mr. Hill is vice president of safety and health for ABB North America. Seventeen ASSE members are running for several top positions this year, offices that help shape the Society. Voting ends March 31st and election results will be announced April 15th with the winners taking office July 1st, 2009.

The candidates’ biographies and platform statements are available on ASSE Elections as well as an overview of the ASSE elected offices. Mail or electronic ballots, depending on member preference as of February 1st, will be sent to members after March 1st. Voting in the election is a benefit of membership. ASSE Members can request an electronic ballot for future elections at

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