CCS is always looking for great leaders for key roles in our organization. If you are interested in joining a committee, contact Marcy Watson, Association Manager, at

Awards Committee

Awards Committee Charter

  • Develop and carry out annual CCS Anniversary and Awards Celebration plans
  • Oversee and continually update the Awards Program process and documents

Chad Apple, Meyer Najem
Robert Baldwin, AECOM Hunt
Matt Jacques, Performance Services (Chairperson)
Jim Johnston, Eli Lilly and Company
Matt McCreery, Safety Resources
Christina Merriott, Trinity Safety Group
John Ridge, Mr. David’s
Mike Sharpe, Corteva Agriscience

Certification Committee

Certification Committee Charter

  • Oversee the Certification Program
    • Web based Software
    • Policies and Procedures
  • Oversee the CCS/IDOL Partnership Agreement
  • Continually review the Certification Program’s criteria and ensure applicability to the industry
  • Continually encourage more usage of the program in the industry

Ryan Bruner, Safety Resources
Tammy Hines, RMS-Safety
Darrin Gearheart, Messer Construction
J.D. Kyle, ERMCO
Scott Lollar, F.A. Wilhelm Construction
Vince Plank, Safety Management Group
Bob Stankovich, Eli Lilly and Company
Nick Zaberdac, I.U. Health
Candace White, Corteva Agriscience

Educational Outreach Committee

Educational Outreach Committee Charter

  • Develop quarterly educational events that are focused on big picture safety issues in the industry and encompass a wide range of audiences

Jim Duncan, Shiel Sexton
John Knight, Safety Management Group
Patrick Portteus, The Skillman Group
Sean Devenney, Drewry Simmons Vornehm
B.J. Moore, USI Insurance Services
Kristin VanSoest, Safety Resources (Chairperson)

Safesite Committee

Safesite Committee Charter

  • Ensure that companies are following the CCS Substance Abuse Program
  • Ensure that companies are properly training their workers
  • Develop and maintain a centralized database that holds owners and contractors accountable
  • Develop and oversee the CCS Standard Safety Orientation
  • Provide tools to maintain a safe work environment

Jeff Chinn, Thieneman Construction (Chairperson)
J.D. Kyle, ERMCO
Jeff Fox, Corteva Agriscience
Brian Cummings, BMWC Constructors
Matt Littell, Messer Construction

Safety Directors Committee

Safety Directors Committee Charter

  • Oversight and development of programs that are beneficial to CCS safety directors

Greg Anderson, Kennedy Tank and Manufacturing
Amy Fletcher, Shiel Sexton
Shaun Guernsey, Poynter Sheet Metal (Chairperson)
Kapena O’Neal, CC Brandt Construction
Dan Turzillo, T & T Consulting
Thomas White, Hagerman Group
Jerry Williams, Messer Construction
Sheryl Wiser, Fox Contractors
Susan Yeiter, Safety Resources

Substance Abuse Oversight Committee

Substance Abuse Oversight Committee (SAOC) Charter:

  • Oversee the Model Program and drive periodic reviews and improvements
  • Oversee Reciprocal Programs through routine contact, reports and audits of those programs

Deana Applegate, Pepper Construction
Traci Hardin, Meyer Najem
Elvin Hernandez, Eli Lilly and Company
Chris Mitchell, Safety Management Group
Chris Sullivan, I.U. Health
Candace White, Corteva Agriscience (Chairperson)