Chapter News

A Presidential Thank You

Thank you Krista Kolaz for two years of service as our chapter president. Picture taken with current chapter president, Will Stuflick (left), and Region One Area Director, Justin Molocznik (right) at the Washington Governors Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Tacoma on September 28th.

New Member Highlight

Welcome to new Puget Sound Chapter member Lacy Neal from the City of Tumwater.

2022 Puget Sound Chapter SPY Award

Congratulations Chip McKenna on being selected and awarded the 2022 Puget Sound Chapter Safety Person of the Year. Thanks for your contributions to the chapter and to our industry.

Pacific Northwest Safety Symposium

The Safety Symposium on May 12th in Ellensburg was a huge success. Over 200 attendees enjoyed a great lineup of speakers including our morning keynote, Dan Hopwood, and our lunch keynote, Bill Sims. The event could not have happened without the support of our sponsors and exhibitors. Thanks to everyone who helped to plan this event and to those who supported or attended it. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Election Results

The election results are in, and I am happy to report that we had over 3 times as many members vote this year (86 members). I am pleased to announce the 2022-2023 executive committee.

President – Will Stuflick

Vice President – Cody Depee

Secretary – Ryan Hill

Treasurer – Lucien Sahali

Delegates – (3) Dwayne Jeffrey, Curt Russell, and Jason Stearns

At-Large – (6) Rebecca Alexander, Bianca Green, Brent Olson, Brent Knight, Kieth McCammant, and Brian Van

Thank you to everyone who ran for a position and/or voted.  I expect that there will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer and be involved as we return to in-person programming!  I hope to see many of you at the Safety Symposium in May.

Krista Kolaz, Puget Sound Chapter President, 2020-2022