Dusty K Cotter is a Licensed EMT and Graduate Safety Practitioner. His Safety career began during his time in the Air Force. As a Medical Evacuation Tech stationed in Ramstein Germany and Ft. Bragg, NC Mr. Cotter held many positions during his time in the Service such as Flight Instructor, Mission Ops Supervisor, Shift Leader, and Certification Instructor with multiple Combat Deployments abroad. Following his Military career Mr. Cotter pursued a degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ. where he graduated with a BS in Occupational Health and Safety.  Transitioning from an active role in ASSE as a Student, Mr. Cotter stepped up and played a crucial role in the 2018 SW Chapter PDC as Co-Chairman and then in 2019 was elected to serve as Secretary for the Southwest Chapter. The 2018 Chapter PDC surpassed expectations set from previous years by doubling attendance and recruiting top notch speakers such as a former ASSE President and ASSP President-Elect to deliver captivating material.Mr. Cotter is currently employed by Maxim Crane Works L.P. as District Safety Manager. Mr. Cotter covers Maxims largest District spanning much of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Colorado and includes 80+ Cranes. Mr. Cotters duties include Incident Investigation, Hazard Mitigations, Employment Prescreening, Drug Testing, and Site Auditing/Planning. His passion for safety continues to show through his professional career and his volunteer position as Captain at Whitewright Fire Dept.