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Committees

We acknowledge, with grateful thanks, the many hours these individuals donate to the Association. Their companies have made a commitment to industrial safety and health that is recognized and appreciated. Through their efforts, and the efforts of all members, the safety record in our industry is continuing to improve.

Committee Chairs are encouraged to review these responsibilities periodically and re-write them, as necessary.

Members are encouraged to provide feedback to the committees either by contacting the chairs directly. Contact PPSA to join a committee.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee will now take on the responsibilities of the Financial Committee and review PPSA’s accounts and annual budgets. This committee would maintain the old format and consist of all board member volunteers.
Members: Paul Bierley (Chair), John Deveau, Steve Gearheart, Randy Adams, Emma Ragauskas, PPSA Staff, Ashley Westbrook, PPSA Staff

Conference Committee
The Conference and Sponsorship Committee is responsible for planning the annual conference and managing the sponsorship for the conference.
Members: Steve Gearheart (Chair), Paul Bierley, John Deveau, Tim Elizondo, Matthew Kanneberg, Shawn Powell, Pete Masias, Emma Ragauskas, PPSA Staff, Ashley Westbrook, PPSA Staff

Membership and Vendor Committee
The Membership and Vendor Committee is responsible for all types of PPSA membership.
Members: Randy Adams (Chair), Paul Bierley. Sally Boven, Paul Bucek, John DeVeau, Tim Kubly, Emma Ragauskas, PPSA Staff, Ashley Westbrook, PPSA Staff

Educational Development
The Education Development Committee is responsible for developing annual courses for PPSA members and non-members
Members: Larry Warren (Chair), Matthew Kanneberg, Larry Kilian, Shawn Powell, Dick Jackson, Brian Bork, Jeff Dalto, Emma Ragauskas, PPSA Staff, Ashley Westbrook, PPSA Staff

Awards and Nominations
The Awards and Nominating Committee is responsible for executing the Executive Eagle and PPSA Distinguished Service Awards. This committee will also be responsible for seeking out and recommending new Board Members
Members: Pete Masias (Chair), Steve Gearheart, Randy Adams, George Kolesar, John DeVeau, Emma Ragauskas, PPSA Staff, Ashley Westbrook, PPSA Staff

Communications Committee
This committee is responsible for providing content for the various publications and non-event content outlets.
MembersJoy Ausman (Chair), Kyle, Breiner, John DeveauSteve Gearheart, Curtis James, Emma Ragauskas, PPSA Staff, Ashley Westbrook, PPSA Staff