As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization, the National Safety Council, Nebraska is led by a volunteer board of directors comprised of industry leaders from across the region. Our board is a group of individuals, elected to establish policies for organizational management and oversight, and to make decisions on major issues.
2022 Board of Directors:
- Eric Grundke (Chairman)
Renewables Execution Manager, Kiewit, Inc.
- Tom Culross (Secretary/Treasurer)
Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety & Security, ConAgra Foods, Inc.
- Christel Anderson
Worker’s Compensation & Safety Analyst, Nebraska Furniture Mart
- Elliot Blackman
Ambulatory Clinics Director, Nebraska Medicine
- Robert Bogle
Corporate Director, Health & Safety, Valmont, Inc.
- Corey Christensen
Project Executive, MMC Contractors
- Rebecca Fox
Senior VP, General Counsel, Highline Warren, Inc.
- Patrick Gredys
Vice President/EPS Division, Airlite Plastics, Inc.
- Christopher Hilkemann
Vice President – Risk Management/Associate General Counsel, Crete Carrier Corporation
- Lori Jensen
Safety Coordinator, OrthoNebraska
- Kevin Kirkle
Vice President, Human Resources, NMC
- Eric Koeppe
President/CEO, National Safety Council, Nebraska
- Derrick Lindeman
Loss Control Engineer, Facebook
- Kevin McCormick
Division Manager, Safety & Technical Training, Omaha Public Power District
- Bradley Palu
Corporate Safety Manager, Nebraska Public Power District
- Steve Polich
President/Owner, Safety-Reports, Inc.
- Jim Rigg
Manager, Safety & Physical Security, Lincoln Electric System
- Kerry Shaffar
Director of Environmental & Safety, Lozier Corporation
- Keele Taylor
Chief Human Resources Officer, Greater Omaha Chamber
- Liz Tipton
Director Compliance | Law, Union Pacific Railroad