Laurel Harris Named Heart of America Chapter’s Safety Professional of the Year

Laurel Harris, ASP, CSP, ARM, PCQI, a Risk Engineer with Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company and 18-year member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, is the Heart of America Chapter’s 2021 Safety Professional of the Year.

Laurel has nearly 32 years of experience as a safety professional, spending the last two decades as a Risk Engineer with Chubb. She has been instrumental in her roles as a Senior Risk Engineer and Products Liability Specialist.

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2022-2023 ASSP Chapter Officer Elections

The Heart of America Election Committee is pleased to announce that the two candidates, Mindy Prichard (Secretary) and Derek Farmer (Vice President/President Elect) have now been elected to these positions.

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CSP Study Group

Continuing education is an important component within the safety profession, and designations demonstrate that an individual is committed to professional growth. Furthermore, in salary surveys*, respondents reported earning more with professional designations than those without.

ASSP and your Heart of America Chapter are committed to helping our membership work to pursue designations. Mindy Prichard, HOA’s Professional Development Workshop chair, is starting a study group for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation.

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Mindy Prichard at

* BCSP 2020 Salary Survey: