Summer 18 Newsletter

  • President’s Final Letter
  • Upcoming Events
  • 2018 Executive Board List
  • We Are Safety Professionals

ASSP Greater Chicago Chapter Members,

ASSP.  That may take awhile to get used to saying.  As you may know, the Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference in June was the kick-off of the Society name change.  We are now officially the Greater Chicago American Society for Safety Professionals.  As part of this rebranding, Society rolled out a marketing campaign titled We Are Safety Professionals, which you can see highlighted at the bottom of our newsletter.  If you have a chance, take a look at this, because the pros featured are all Chicago members just like you.

In addition to the changes that are happening at Society level, it is also the time of year when we transition our chapter leadership.  So, with this being my last Presidential Message I would like to take a minute to thank all of my fellow officers, the volunteers, and you, the members for a great year.  I know this year has been full of changes both on the Society and Chapter levels as we introduced new events and ideas to reinvigorate the chapter.  There have been some bumps in the road, but we have made it through and I have appreciated all of the support and involvement from each of you.  If you have not yet connected with our chapter and would like to keep an eye out for opportunities to get involved and stay connected, this upcoming year we have many great ideas and we want you to be part of the planning.  We will be rolling out new social media initiatives, and we invite you to join us for a planning meeting in August to help shape the course of this year. Follow your chapter on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Click on the preceding links or search for @asspchicago on those social media sites to follow us.

Our chapter leadership appreciates you, our members, and as a way to show our appreciation and to get a chance to know you better, we have organized a Member Appreciation Night at the Chicago White Sox Game on July 27th.  Your families are invited and tickets are only $20 per person, which includes outfield reserved tickets and an all you can eat and drink buffet before the game.  If interested, follow the link below for details.  We hope to see many of you there, and if not, we look forward to seeing you throughout the upcoming year.

Thanks again for the opportunity to be your Chapter President.

Ryan D. Cole

Upcoming Events

ASSP Greater Chicago Member Appreciation Event

Join us in celebrating YOU at an evening of fun and networking at Guaranteed Rate Field

Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Friday, July 27th

Game Starts at 7:10pm

Cost: $20 per person

Outfield Reserved Seats and an All You Can Eat/Drink Patio Event Prior to the Game Included!!!

Patio will open at 5:40pm

Next Chapter Meeting

Cucina Biagio (Harwood Heights, IL)

7 miles E of O’Hare International Airport, free on-site parking

August 7th, 11:00 am planning meeting followed by networking lunch at noon

Cost: Free

2018 Executive Board

Mariana Lever- President
Eric Dangoy-1st Vice President
Carmen Julia-Castellon- 2nd Vice President
Dan Minnich Jr.- Treasurer
Angela Chiappone- Secretary
Ryan Mannion- Delegate
Karen Boyce-Lindgren-Delegate
Ryan Cole- Past President

We Are Safety Professionals

As safety professionals, we are passionate about creating safe work environments for employees. That’s why we are members of the American Society of Safety Professionals. Together, we are a vibrant community of great people who develop great resources, all to ensure a safer, stronger future.


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