Chapter News

Passing of a Safety Giant – Don Brown

Mar 09, 2020

Hi folks – Don Brown has passed away. I first met Don in the mid 70’s at ASSE in Old Town at the Padre Trails Inn where the group initially met.

This was in the days that safety training consisting of either renting a reel to reel movie for a couple of hundred a week and buy one for $850 and the old 35mm slide and cued tape safety presentations. Few of you likely remember…..

We got to know each other and immediately became fast friends as he was a retired Marine Captain and I was a Navy Corspman….just a natural connection. He took me under his wing and mentored me at Fedmart where I trained many hundreds of forklift operators and each employee in first aid/cpr!

Southeast Oklahoma State University Student Chapter Meeting

Nov 15, 2019

Southeast Oklahoma State University held their first Student Chapter meeting for the fall semester.  Darren Alexander and Tom Drake attended the event and were pleased to present the keynote speaker Sherrie Wilson, founder of EM Resources. Sherrie’s address was on Leadership and Safety Professionals, and was well received by the students.

Southwest Chapter Holds Annual Officer Installation

Jun 17, 2019

The Southwest Chapter held its annual officer installation during an evening at the Frisco Roughrider’s Ballgame on Thursday 6/13/19. Approximately 60 people were in attendance to usher in the Chapter’s newly-elected officers. Stephanie Johnson, Region III Area Director (North), performed the ceremony. The Chapter’s new officers for 2019-2020 include: Dylan Romo (President), Darren Alexander (1st Vice President), Dusty Cotter (Treasuer), Alex Flores (Secretary), Nazeer Khaleeluddin (Past-President), Jay Gnadt (Delegate), Vance Lee (Delegate), and Jimmy Walker (Delegate).


2018 ASSP Southwest Chapter Safety Professional of the Year Award

Apr 05, 2019

It is the pleasure of the ASSP Southwest Chapter Awards & Honors Committee to announce that Darren Alexander been selected as the 2018 ASSP Southwest Chapter’s Safety Professional of the Year (SPY).

The announcement of the 2018 ASSP Southwest Chapter’s SPY was made during the February 2019 chapter meeting. A formal announcement will also be made at the 2019 ASSP Southwest Chapter Professional Development (PDC) Conference in April 2019.

As the recipient of this award, Darren will also be representing the ASSP Southwest Chapter as our candidate for Region Ill’s 2019 Regional SPY.