2019 President - Debbie Brown, CIH, CSP
Employer: Commonweal OEH LLC
Job responsibilities: Industrial hygiene and safety consulting services. Volunteer activities and leadership.
Interests & activities: Outdoor activities, dogs, running, traveling, reading, and volunteering.
2019 President Elect - Roger S. Berkowitz, PE, CIH, CPEA
Job responsibilities: EHS Audit Manager for the Sherwin-Williams Company conducting and overseeing audits at over 150 manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities world-wide.
Interests & activities: In between prepping for 3 weddings in 13 months for my three adult children, I enjoy cycling, cooking (particular smoking meat for my friends and family), and exploring the Minnesota craft brewing scene.
2019 Treasurer - Don Rust, CIH, CSP
Job responsibilities: Provide product and general EHS support for Personal Safety Division customers in healthcare, emergency preparedness/response, pharmaceutical, and nuclear energy industries.
Interests & activities: Hiking, biking, tennis, volunteering with church and charities, spending time with family.
2019 Treasurer Elect - Samuel Zabel, MSPH, CIH, CSP
Employer: 3M Company
Job responsibilities: Providing training and technical support to customers for their respiratory protection equipment and protective clothing.
Interests & activities: Golfing, yoga, weight training, home renovation projects, hiking, and traveling.
2019 Secretary - Darius Szewczak, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Employer: Antea Group
Job responsibilities: Managing Antea Group’s internal Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Program within the US.
Interests & activities: Running, cycling, indoor rowing.
2019 Secretary Elect - Kurt Prieve, CIH
Employer: 3M Company, R&D EHS
Job responsibilities: Providing safety and industrial hygiene expertise to 3M global R&D operations. The majority of this work involves supporting site operations at the 3M Headquarters located in St. Paul, MN.
Interests & activities: Running, Backpacking/Camping, Archery, Hunting/Fishing, Golf, Bowling, and a recent focus on learning to smoke meats/cheese/anything edible.
Webmaster - Shanna Kuehn
Employer: Children's Minnesota
Job responsibilities: Employee safety including ergonomic assessments, industrial hygiene sampling, safe rounds, safety training, incident investigations, and fire drills.
Interests & activities: Ongoing learning, reading, puzzles, music, green energy (particularly kinetic), drafting, and genealogy.
2019-2020 Student Local President – Mandie Kramer
School: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, MS candidate (Industrial Hygiene)
Job responsibilities: Product Steward for the Home Care Division. Provides regulatory and EHS expertise for new consumer products under the Scotch-Brite™, Scotchgard™ & Thinsulate™ brands.
Interests & activities: Volleyball, yoga, running, hiking, cross country skiing, traveling, & baking
Membership Director - Sergio Arce, CIH CSP
Job responsibilities: Responsible for environmental, health, safety, and security elements at pharmaceutical plant. Managed programs for safe and compliant handling of potent pharmaceutical ingredients within OSHA, EPA, and DEA regulations.
Interests & activities: Bicycling, hiking, swimming, Olympic weightlifting, learning languages (Spanish, French, Japanese), exploring Twin Cities' cuisine, musical theater.