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Snake River ASSP Chapter Elections

As a member of the Snake River Chapter of ASSP, you are entitled to vote for your elected officers for the next chapter term (7/1/21 through 6/30/23). The succession to President and President-Elect is automatic so the future President-Elect Chad Hoffman and the next President Jason Barry do not appear on the ballot. Please take a moment to exercise your right to vote once you receive the electronic ballot.

Voting will close on Friday, April 25th. If you have questions, please contact Kozzette Bennett at kozzettebennett@gmail.com.

Secretary Brandon Huff, ASP

Brandon Huff is the Northern Division Safety and Quality Manager for Atlas. In this role he conducts risk assessments, evaluates hazard control, investigates incidents, prepares emergency response plans and provides on-the-job training in both safety and quality. He performs audits at all Atlas laboratory locations and all offsite nuclear gauge storage locations for safety and quality compliance. He collaborates with company managers and offices to identify new initiatives and opportunities to improve the safety and quality programs. Brandon has led or participated in over 45 audits of testing laboratories since 2012; including verification to ISO 17025 Standard and NQA-1 requirements.

Brandon has an AS in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern and holds an ASP. He is running for Secretary.

Treasurer Emilee McCullough, GSP

Emilee McCullough is a Corporate Safety Administrator for POWER Engineers, Inc. She specializes in office safety administration and manages safety at all of POWER’s offices, each with an Office Safety Coordinator who reports to her regarding safety matters. She also handles emergency preparedness and writes company-wide safety messages.

Emilee graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Occupational Health and a certificate in Leadership and Human Relations. She holds a GSP and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Safety Management. Emilee has served as Secretary for the Snake River Chapter for the last two years and is running for Treasurer. 

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