Board Members

2016 Region V Conference:
Pictured (left to right):
Top Row - Don Johnson, Eric Siefker, Shawn French, Jim Harmon and Glenn Trout

Bottom Row - Mark Mammoser, Steve Washburn, Tamara Reiter, Nancy Mugavero, Karen O'Hara,
Tina Kenndedy, Jimmy Jacquez and Bill Linneweh

Chairman (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/17)

William Linneweh, CSP


Director of Environment, Health, Safety & Security

500 Park Blvd, Suite 450

Itasca, IL 60143

Phone:  (630) 874-9727  


Bill is the Director for Environment, Health, Safety and Security for Hendrickson, the leading global manufacturer of medium and heavy duty  truck & trailer suspensions, axles, parabolic/multi-leaf springs and bumper and trim components. He earned his B.S. in Occupational Safety from Illinois State University and his M.S. in Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University.  He holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.

Treasurer (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/17)

Jim Harmon

GE - Manager, EHS Integration Programs

8499 Darrow Road

Twinsburg, OH  44087

Phone:  (440) 337-4847  



Jim is the EHS Manager, EHS Integration Programs General Electric. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Health Science from Eastern Kentucky University and is a Special Government Employee for VPP.  Jim has served on the Region V board since 2010.

Hourly Representative from a Union-Site

(2-year Term, Expires 6/1/17)

Tina Kennedy

Flint Hills Resources

501 Brunner St.

Peru, IL 61354

Phone: (815)-224-5229

Tina has worked in the chemical industry for 25 years holding different jobs thru at Flint Hills Resources. Tina is currently an Offsite Utility Operator.  Along with being the Local 436G Vice president, Tina is an SGE, confined space rescuer, first responder, and has been a part of the safety committee for more than 15 years.

Representative from a Mobile Workforce

(2-year Term, Expires 6/1/17) 

Andy Youpel 

Brandenburg Industrial Service Company

2625 South Loomis

Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: (312) 326-5800


Andy is the Safety & Health Manager at Brandenburg industrial Service Company.  Brandenburg is one of the nation’s premier firms specializing in demolition and environmental remediation, which includes asbestos abatement, hazardous material removal, soil remediation, asset recovery, and site preparation. Andy is a Special Government Employee within the VPP Program and has participated in several assessments in Wisconsin and Ohio.

Director-at-Large (3-year Term, Expires 6/1/19)

Eric Siefker

PROTEC Coating Company - EHS Technician

5500 Pro-Tec Parkway

Leipsic, OH  45856

Phone:  (419) 943-1183  



Eric is the EHS Technician at PRO-TEC Coating Company.  Eric was elected to the board in 2013 but has been volunteering for many years.  Eric holds a bachelors degree in Geography from Ohio University and a Masters of Environmental, Health and Safety from the University of Findlay.  

Randy Schwartzkopf


(3-year Term, Expires 6/1/18)

Afton Chemical

501 Monsanto Avenue

Sauget, IL 62206

Phone: (618) 583-1238


Randy is an hourly associate with Afton Chemical in Sauget, IL.  He has 25 years experience with the last 12 years within health and safety field. He is the hourly safety person for the local 871-C of 167 employees. He is an OSHA 10 and 30 hour outreach instructor and has both attended and taught classes at ICWUC Health and Safety Center in Cincinnati Ohio.

VPP Manager Region V (Not an Elected Position)

Nancy Mugavero

US Department of Labor, OSHA VPP Manager Region V - Coordinator

230 S Dearborn Street 32nd Floor, Room 3244

Chicago, IL  60604-1505

Phone:(312) 886-6289  


Nancy is the Region V VPP Manager at U.S. DOL - OSHA.  Nancy has been the Region V Manager since 2005. 

Director Ex Officio (Not an Elected Position)

Jimmy Jacquez

Morton Salt, Inc.

P. O. Box 428  Grand River, OH 44045
570 Headlands Road, Painesville, OH 44077
Phone: (440) 639-4223

Jimmy is the Safety, Health and Security Manager at Morton Salt. Jimmy has been on the board for many years previously heading up exhibitors and conferense sponsorship.  Jimmy has a bachelors degree from Fairmont University and a Master degree in Safety Management from West Virginia University.


Vice Chairman (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/18)

Tamara Reiter

General Electric Company - EHS Program Leader

3200 North Grandview Blvd - W-852

Waukesha, WI  53188

Phone:  (262) 548-2617


Tamara is a Senior Expert – Safety Programs for General Electric Company.  She earned a B.S.E. in Occupational Safety from University of Wisconsin Whitewater and a M.S. in Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Tamara is a Special Government Employee for VPP.

Secretary (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/18)
Shawn French
Eli Lilly and Company - Team Leader Occupational Health & Safety

Emergency Preparedness & Response

Lilly Corporate Center - Drop Code 4915

Indianapolis, IN  46285

Phone:  (317) 655-8672  


Shawn French is the Manager of Occupational Health/Safety and Emergency Management at Eli Lilly Company.  Shawn heads up our outreach efforts coordinating regional meetings and Region V Exhibits at state and local safefty and health conferences.  

Craig Sievert

Hourly Representative from a Non-Union

 (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/18)

NuStar Pipeline Partnership L.P.

2288 County Road C W| Roseville, MN 55113

Phone: (651) 636-1267


Craig came into the petroleum industry 26 + years ago with Amoco Oil co. as a Safety Specialist / Technician. During his time with Amoco he achieved certification to be a Qualified Individual as an On Scene Incident Commander.  As a QI he has taught classes on safety throughout the northern Region for the company.  As a specialist he was on a 5 state regional safety board for 6 years chairing the last 2 years. Craig now works for NuStar Energy based in San Antonio Texas takes the lead on aspects of safety for all sites as well as training of new employees. 


(3-year Term, Expires 6/1/19)

Karen O'Hara

Cintas - Safety & Health Leader

6800 Cintas Blvd.
Mason, OH 45040

Phone:  (513) 573-3727

Karen is a Health & Safety Leader for the Cintas Corporation’s two Distribution Centers, located in Mason, OH.  Karen holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Cincinnati in Project Management and is an active volunteer with the American Red Cross as well as a local special needs program.

Director-at-Large (3-year Term, Expires 6/1/17) 

Steve Washburn

Nucor Steel

912 Cheney Avenue

Marion, OH 43302

Phone: (740) 375-8511



Steve Washburn is the Safety and Health Coordinator with Nucor Steel  located in Marion Ohio.  Steve has worked at the Marion facility since 1982.  He was elected to the Region 5 board in 2014 and is also active with the Marion Safety Council , United Way of Marion Board of Trustees  and Marion Technical College Business Advisory Board.

Deborah Krajicek


(3-year Term, Expires 6/1/18)

HES Professional

Marathon Petroleum Company LP

Terminal, Transport and Rail

539 S Main St

Findlay, OH 45840

Phone: 419-889-2585


Director Ex Officio (Not an Elected Position)

Glenn Trout

Velocity EHS - President

350 North Orleans - Suite 950

Chicago, IL  60654

Phone:  (312) 881-2430

Glenn is the President and CEO of MSDSonline, a leading provider of on-demand Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) management and compliance products and services for the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) industry.  Glenn has been with the Region V Board for almsot 10 years serving in a number of roles.

Director Ex Officio (Not an Elected Position)

Natasha Porter

Executive Vice President

Gensuite LLC

Phone: (513) 774-1013


Natasha is the Executive Vice President at Gensuite LLC, a suite of award-winning, integrated Web applications enabling compliance and Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) excellence. Natasha has been with Region V for many years serving in a number of roles including Treasurer.