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Safety Team

ARTBA has a veteran team of bilingual safety, education and training experts. They include:


santBradley M. Sant, ARTBA senior vice president, safety and education, and the ARTBA Foundation’s executive director of safety, training and education programs, has over 25 years of experience in managing high-level safety and health, and adult training programs, including serving in senior safety positions with the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO; the National Resource Center for OSHA Training; and the International Association of Fire Fighters. He has a bachelor’s from Utah State University with a double major in political science and Spanish, and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He is an accredited OSHA instructor and former director of an OSHA outreach training center.


Beth MacNeil Stinson, vice president of education operations, designs, builds and administers online safety courses that support the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ program, as well as safety initiatives from the National Asphalt Pavement Association and Federal Highway Administration. Stinson’s career in educational technology spans 30 years, with 15 years in software development as an instructional designer and product manager. She has a master’s in graphic arts and photography from, the State University of New York at Albany and is a credentialed California Community College Instructor a certified SCRUM Product Owner, and a certified Maryland Flagger.


Katie Chimelewski, director of safety & certification programs at ARTBA, is responsible for managing operations and expanding industry participation in the American National Standards Institute-accredited Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals (SCTPP) program. SCTPP aims to boost the hazard awareness and risk management skills of all transportation project professionals who are in positions of influence—from project inception through completion—to cause a major decline in safety incidents. She will also be dedicated to the administration and execution of several federal safety-related training contracts, including the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse. She has a B.A. in communications from West Virginia University. Before joining ARTBA, she spent 13 years in a variety of safety leadership and advocacy roles at CSX in Jacksonville, Fla.

robinsonVasquezRobinson Vasquez, safety training & business development manager, is an experienced trainer and business manager, with responsibilities for a variety of safety training contracts and liaison with the Hispanic community. Prior to joining ARTBA, he served as an attorney, specializing in construction law, international business and labor relations in his native Peru. He graduated cum laude from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, where he earned his law degree. He holds a master’s in comparative law from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah. He is a qualified OSHA instructor, having completed both the OSHA 510 and 500 courses.

melanieLairdMelanie Laird, group program specialist, is responsible for assisting staff in the management of federal safety contracts. Her responsibilities included writing and editing safety materials, coordinating webinars, and providing administrative support to the Safety Team. She manages the daily operations of the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC), and is program manager for the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) program. She received her bachelor’s in history from George Mason University.


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