Committees

VPPPA National Board of Directors' Committees

VPPPA is an organization driven by the objectives, goals and priorities set by its members, the national board of directors and committees. National board of directors' committees consist of appointed VPPPA members who provide direction to both the board and the national office.

Committee members must be employed at VPPPA member sites in good-standing, as described in the national VPPPA bylaws, and must participate on scheduled conference calls.

 

Get Involved

We invite you to use your talents to help shape the national agenda and set priorities for the future by serving on one of VPPPA's committees. Request a copy of the VPPPA Committee Interest Form by contacting the National Office at (703) 761-1146 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Committee Requirements:

  • Be employed at a VPPPA member site in good standing, as defined by the national VPPPA bylaws.
  • Attend scheduled conference calls, as participation is key to being on a VPPPA committee.
  • Contact your VPPPA committee liaison prior to the scheduled meeting if you are unable to participate.

VPPPA committee members are appointed at the sole discretion of the VPPPA National Board of Directors on a quarterly basis.

 

VPPPA Committees:

 

 
   
   

 


 

Awards Committee:To identify and acknowledge the achievements of VPPPA members relating to the pursuit of VPPPA's mission.

Committee Chair: Stacy Thursby
URS Professional Solutions
Richland, WA
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Chapter Chair Committee:To assure clear communication among VPPPA chapters and VPPPA national in order that VPPPA policies and programs are consistently presented and implemented across the country.

Committee Chair: Elmer R. Johnson
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX
Board Liaison: Rob Henson
Lyondellbasell
Houston, TX
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Conference Planning Committee:To provide guidance and direction on future annual conference locations and serve as a source of information for annual conference workshop topics and speakers.

Committee Chair: Rob Henson
LyondellBasell
Houston, TX
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Construction Committee:To promote and encourage the expansion of VPP in the construction industry through education and assistance.

Committee Chair: Richard McConnell
Austin Industrial at LyondellBassell
Houston, TX
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Education Committee:To provide guidance, strategy and direction on educational opportunities for our members and non-members with respect to VPP and the OSHA challenge.

Committee Chair: Shelley Baber
FirstEnergy Corporation
Greensburn, PA
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Labor and Management Committee:To coordinate and communicate the benefits for Labor (Union and Non-Union), Management and their represented workforce in venturing into VPP and why it's important to stay in the VPP process. When requested, the committee will identify and reconcile issues that could result in Labor and Management disputes. Intending to be pro-active rather than reactive, the committee will endeavor to resolve misunderstandings or disagreements between labor and management before the situation becomes a road block to the VPP process.

Committee Chair: Kent Lang
Clearwater Paper Corporation
Lewiston, ID
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Legislative and Regulatory Committee:To provide leadership, guidance and support to government agencies and Congress at the federal, state and local levels in a proactive and cooperative spirit in the areas of safety, health and environment.

Committee Chair: Terry Schulte
NuStar Energy LP
Elk Grove, CA
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Member Services Committee:To communicate the benefits of VPPPA membership, develops and refines new and existing benefits, while ensuring adherence to the VPPPA mission.

Committee Chair: William Harkins
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
Pasadena, TX
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Mentoring Committee:To streamline and facilitate improvement and growth of the mentoring program for the federal OSHA, state-plan-state OSHA and DOE VPP programs and the OSHA Challenge Program in order to allow for consistent administration of the mentoring process at national and regional levels.

Committee Chair: Mike Guillory
The Brock Group
Houston, TX
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Marketing Committee:To guide the VPPPA brand in a global direction, to help establish and leverage long-term strategic partnerships with world-class organizations, to market the VPPPA message, and to protect the VPPPA Brand.

Committee Chair: J.A. Rodriguez Jr., CSP, SGE
Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Systems
Dulles, VA
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Nominating Committee:To promote membership activity in VPPPA Board elections, encourage voter turnout, candidate participation, and facilitate the election process. The committee will accomplish these tasks by educating members about the election process. The committee will communicate the functions and responsibilities the open positions may encompass on the national VPPPA board of directors to ensure qualified candidates are identified. The committee will also coordinate and conduct the election process in accordance with the national VPPPA bylaws.

Committee Chair: Terry Schule
NuStar Energy LP
Elk Grove, CA
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