Frances Alston - Past Presidents of the Society Award (2018)

19 Oct 2018 5:30 AM | Tricia Simo Kush (Administrator)


Frances Alston, PhD, CHMM, CPEM
Director, Environment Safety & Health
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Alston has built a solid foundation of more than 25 years where she has led the development, management, and implementation of Environment, Safety, Health and Quality (ESH&Q) programs. In these leadership and program management roles, she has worked with a wide array of regulatory agencies and organizations, stakeholders, and communities. Her experience also encompasses international collaboration where she designed and championed implementation of an occupational hygiene program based upon European Health and Safety Standards for use in the United Kingdom.

She has a Ph.D. in industrial and system engineering and a MSE degree in engineering management, both from the University of Alabama. She earned a master’s degree in hazardous and waste materials management/environmental engineering from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor's degree in industrial hygiene and safety/chemistry from Saint Augustine's College.

Dr. Alston is the President and a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM). She holds certifications as a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and a Certified Professional in Engineering Management (CPEM). Dr. Alston is the author of Culture and Trust in Technology-Driven Organizations, Lean Implementation: Applications and Hidden Costs, and co-author of Guide to Environment Safety & Health Management and Industrial Hygiene: Improving Worker Health Through An Operational Risk Approach.

About the Past Presidents of the Society Award

This annual award is given to the individual who served as President of ASEM during the past year. At the International Annual Conference during the “passing of the gavel,” a plaque is awarded to the outgoing president.

More information about the award is available here:
Past Presidents Of The Society Award

A list of past recipients is available here:
List of Past Recipients

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