After earning his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering 25 years ago from Texas A&M, Steven began his career as a “rocket scientist” with NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Shortly thereafter, Steven entered the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) profession with NASA, specializing in chemical safety and emergency management. Over two decades and a graduate degree later, Steven is vice president of SH&E for a multinational engineering services company with thousands of employees. Steven provides counsel and subject matter expertise to company leaders and line employees, emphasizing each person’s role to build and maintain a good safety culture, where safety is not merely first, but is a core value, lived always.
Steven is a licensed professional engineer in several states, a certified safety professional, a project management professional, and a chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in the United Kingdom. He has authored chapters in published technical references such as the National Safety Council’s Accident Prevention Manual, and has served as an author and technical reviewer for books such as Root Cause Analysis Handbook: A Guide to Effective Incident Investigation and Principles of Risk-Based Decision Making.