President’s Corner

Message from Will Stuflick, Chapter President (2022-2023):

October 2022

Dear ASSP Puget Sound Chapter Members,

The 2022-2023 Chapter year is off to a fast start! On August 2, 2022, your newly elected Executive Committee held the annual planning meeting. During the meeting, we discussed, debated, and ultimately agreed upon several goals for the year. The Chapter goals for the 2022/23 year are listed below:

  1. Meeting Space: By September 30, 2022, secure a contract for a meeting venue for in-person meetings during the 2022/23 year.
  2. Recognize Members: By October 31, 2022, explore the option of developing a formal recognition program for current and new Chapter members.
  3. More member involvement: By February 1, 2023, send a formal member needs and engagement survey to all current Chapter members.

CWU Student Section:

The CWU Section has been in a slow, steady decline since the pandemic hit. This isn’t unique to the CWU Safety and Health Management program, but a stark reality that has affected the entire higher education industry; specifically in the Career and Technical pathways. In an effort to help breathe some life back into the CWU Section, Brent Knight, Justin Molocznik, and I will be traveling to CWU on October 13, 2022, to deliver a presentation to the Safety and Health Management Program students. The goal of the presentation is to help students understand what it will take to be a career safety professional and how ASSP can assist and guide students along that journey.

Membership Profile:

It is always a good practice to review your member profile at Simply log in and click the “My Account” button on the top right of the page. While reviewing your member profile, please don’t forget to check your “Communication Preferences” which determine what information you receive from ASSP. Be sure to pay particular attention to your selections under “Email Preferences.” If you wish to receive emails from the Chapter, please select the box “Chapter and Region Content.”


  • Krista Kolaz, Past President (June 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022): I want to recognize and thank Krista for leading the Chapter with unwavering commitment, grace, and integrity. Thank you Krista for your leadership, mentorship, and guidance through some very uncertain times. The Chapter never wavered during the pandemic and keeping the platinum designation, under all the pressure of a global pandemic, was nothing short of a miracle.
  • Brian, Scott, Chip, Matt, and others: I want to thank this group for your work in organizing and staffing the Chapter’s booth at the 2022 Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference. We had quite a bit of traffic at the booth during the conference and from the size of our follow-up list, it was certainly worth the effort! Great job all!
  • Matt, Brian, and Scott: This group initiated a visit with the CWU Safety and Health Management program leadership to discuss the status of the CWU Section. Their initiative opened the door to the Chapter being invited to speak with the program students on October 13, 2022. Thank you, Matt, Brian, and Scott for your service and dedication to ensuring the CWU Section has every opportunity to be successful and flourish as we move into the 2022/23 Chapter year.

In closing, I am excited for the upcoming year and having the opportunity to work with the Executive Committee and other Chapter members in achieving our 2022/23 Chapter goals. If you have any questions or feedback at the chapter or society level, please feel free to reach out to me directly.  

Take care and stay well,

Will Stuflick