Think Globally…. Act Locally
Dear members of ASSE Global Chapters / Sections,
It gives me immense pleasure to give this message as your first Global Regional Vice President. As many of you may be aware that ASSE provides its support to its members by dividing it into eight regions located within USA. Earlier, all global chapters were assigned to different ASSE Regions. ASSE has been the huge resource for SH&E professionals for over 100 years in USA and to expand on global level, ASSE has been putting several efforts through Taskforces, updated its strategic objectives, provided staff resources, ASSE Ambassador program, practice specialties and through the recent establishment of Global Region.
ASSE is focused on servicing all of its members, and ASSE is fortunate to have a growing and committed Global membership. The implications of this global growth for the organization and the profession is tremendous and with this in view, ASSE has established the Global Region recently. Members of ASSE Global Chapters & Sections make-up the Global Region, which consists of Andhra Pradesh Chapter, Egypt Chapter, Ecuador Section, India Chapter, Kuwait Chapter, Maharashtra Chapter, Mexico Section, Middle East Chapter, Nigeria Chapter, Philippines chapter, Telangana Chapter and UAE Chapter. In this role, I will support the Society’s global chapters and their officers, working closely with them and global chapter members to develop an infrastructure that positions global chapters for success and maximizes the value they provide to members. The global RVP serves on ASSE’s Council on Region Affairs (CORA), along with the vice president of CORA and the eight other elected RVPs who represent chapters in their regions.
Currently, 8% of ASSE membership is from international locations and my objective is to provide the required body of knowledge on the concept of Think Globally… Act locally” to the global membership. ASSE has many exciting initiatives underway around the globe. I will put my efforts as a “Global Regional Vice President”, with the networking of current ASSE global Chapters / Sections with the expert advice of ASSE Ambassadors, who have been supporting global growth of ASSE.
I will be sending quarterly message to members of all global Chapters and sections with the latest updates and working together with you all for a common cause of protecting people, property and the environment.
Ashok Garlapati, CSP,QEP,CMIOSH
ASSE Global Region Vice President