Chapter History

Our Chapter History

First meeting held June 7, 1971
Original organizing members were: Dean Airy, Wayne Christensen, Allen Guy, Jr., Kenneth Olson, Byron Young, Robert Wise, William Griswold and Thomas Tanke
Initial petition to ASSE for Chapter status was September 7, 1971
Chapter Organized October 22, 1971
Formal charter presentation January 27, 1972
First meeting held June 7, 1971
55 initial applications for membership
First Hawkeye Safety newsletter distributed to members May, 1979
First student section of the Hawkeye Chapter was established in the 1973 calendar year at Iowa State University (Cyclone Section) with 16 charter members.
First Hawkeye Chapter-sponsored golf outing held May 7, 1993. This outing became an annual memorial outing in honor of the late Dr. Jack Beno, Professor, Iowa State University beginning in 1995 and, with the passing of long-time chapter member and past president Bill Dickenson, became the Beno/Dickenson Memorial Golf Outing in 2008. All proceeds are donated to the Jack Beno Memorial scholarship fund for Occupational Safety students.

Chapter Past Presidents

2015-2016 Charles Winans
2014-2015 Matt Clark
2013-2014 Matt Clark
2012-13 Josh Jacobsen
2011-12 Mary Jo Press
2010-11 Josh Jacobsen
2009-10 David Hraha
2008-09 Joanna Wilson
2006-08 Gary Higbee
2005-06 Kevin Luster
2004-05 Jason Clausen
2003-04 Scot Stoltenberg
2002-03 Jim Wright
2000-02 Craig Moody
1999-00 Patrick O’Brien
1997-99 Bill Dickensen
1996-97 William Hart
1995-96 William West
1994-95 Charles Janzen
1993-94 Nancy Kahl
1992-93 James Turner
1991-92 Gary Higbee
1990-91 Janis Kennard
1989-90 Jon Williams
1988-89 Michael Peterson
1987-88 Kenneth Strosahl
1986-87 Glen Dillard
1985-86 Henry Stuchel III
1984-85 Sherril Marske
1982-84 Robert Pritchard
1981-82 John Robbins
1980-81 John Beno
1979-80 Harlan VonSeggern
1978-79 Robert Rounds
1977-78 James Fredrigil
1976-77 Joseph Songer
1976-77 Robert Lapidus
1975-76 Roger Kilborn
1974-75 Lillian Schwenk
1973-74 Byron Young
1972-73 Robert Wise
1971-72 Kenneth Olson

Past Recipients of Chapter SPY Award

2016 – Duane Otto
2015 –
2014 –
2013 – Chris Murphy, Senior Engineer, EMC Insurance
2012 – Joshua Jacobsen, Director of Risk Management, AWS (Architectural Wall Systems co. & AWS Nebraska)
2011 – Dave Hraha, Program Director, Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
2010 – Matt Deutsch, Safety Director, Hydro Klean

Our Chapter Sponsors