2019 Region III Student Leadership Conference

  • Friday
    March 29, 2019
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday
    March 30, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday
    March 31, 2019
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Region III Student Leadership Conference is designed to assist ASSP Student Members in their transition from being a student to a rewarding career as an occupational safety and health professional.

Conference Includes

  • Professional Networking Opportunities
  • Dynamic Keynote Speakers
  • Engaging Breakout Sessions
  • Hands-on Learning Activities

Download the full agenda.

Our Speakers

Regina McMichael, CSP, CET

Regina McMichael, is President of The Learning Factory, Inc. She is the author of and is known as “The Safety Training Ninja.” She is a leading inspirational speaker and a Director on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Regina has helped companies grow their safety passion for over 30 years. She has been developing, delivering, and implementing training programs for every type of organization. The system of great training works in every industry and discipline.

Mark Hernandez

Mark A. Hernandez is passionate about equipping leaders who will Serve People & Accelerate Performance. He started his career on the back-side of a scaffold wrench and worked up the ranks eventually found a home working in the safety field. Mark is the only safety professional with over 20 years of safety experience, who has worked for the US Department of Labor, OSHA for 12 years, and an Independent Certified John Maxwell Speaker, Trainer, and Coach.

James “Skipper” Kendrick, CSP

Skipper is currently President of Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC providing leadership consultation and training services to a wide variety of clients across the globe. Skipper served as an adjunct instructor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University teaching graduate studies in safety management. He is an instructor within UTA’s Region VI OSHA Education Center and UTA’s Environmental Training Institute.

He is a past Society President and has served in numerous voluntary positions at the Chapter, Region and National level. Skipper is a recipient of ASSP’s highest honor, that of being named a Society Fellow and was recently inducted into the inaugural class of ASSP’s Region III Safety Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of ASSP’s National Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year Award and has been recognized as Safety Professional of the Year Greater Baton Rouge Chapter, Fort Worth Chapter and Region III.

Mark Hansen, PE, CSP, CPEA, CPSA, CPE

Mr. Hansen has a B.S. in Psychology and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering, specializing in Safety and Ergonomics, both from Texas A&M University.  Mr. Hansen is a Licensed Professional Engineer (TX), a Certified Safety Professional, a Certified Environmental Auditor, a Certified Process Safety Auditor and a Certified Professional Ergonomist.  Mark has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in EH&S at both domestic and international locations.    Highlights include achieving a 0.0 Total Recordable Incident Rate with two different companies.  Areas of expertise include management systems development, EHS program implementation, culture change, in both field operations and the C-Suite.

He is currently the Past-President and Fellow of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).  Mark has authored over 150 technical publications four books on career development.  He is the past recipient of the Edgar-Queeny Monsanto Safety Professional of the Year Award in 1992-1993 and the Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in 1991-1992 issued by ASSP

Josh Jones, SHRM-CP

Josh Jones, is the Senior HR Manager at Precision Castparts Corporation. In his current role Josh supports one of Precisions’ Tulsa, OK facilities, Southwest United Industries. He has oversite for Human Resources, Environmental, Health, and Safety, and Payroll. Prior to Precision Castparts, he spent 3 years with MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. in a variety of positions in Human Resources. Josh has his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology from East Carolina University.

Nolan Miller, P.E., C.S.P.

Mr. Miller is a structural engineer and safety consultant with 20 years of experience. With a thorough knowledge of OSHA regulations and safety standards, he has focused his career on providing fall protection consultation and design services. He has experience in fall hazard risk assessments, abatement design, system inspection and certification, program evaluation, and fall protection training. Mr. Miller also has extensive experience in analyzing structures for appropriate loading and modifying them to meet clients’ needs.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Cindy Lewis, MSPH, CSP, ASP

Cindy L. Lewis, MSPH, CSP, ASP is Director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute and Industrial Careers Department Chair,  College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX.   As Director, Lewis oversees the “Centers of Excellence” within the Institute and is an OSHA Challenge Program Administrator.  As Industrial Careers Department Chair she oversees the academic degree programs in the Process Technology, Occupational Safety and Health Technology and Welding programs.  She is also the owner of Creative Safety Solutions, Dickinson, TX, a safety and health consulting firm to small business.

Additional Information

  • All food and beverages from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon will be provided
  • Students are responsible for all transportation costs and arrangements

Contact Information

Download the flyer.

Registration is open through March 30.


1900 Gateway Blvd, McKinney, Texas, 75070, United States