As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization, the National Safety Council, Nebraska is led by a volunteer board of directors comprised of industry leaders from across the region. Our board is a group of individuals, elected to establish policies for organizational management and oversight, and to make decisions on major issues.

2023 Board of Directors:

  • Eric Grundke (Chairman)
    Renewables Execution Manager, Kiewit, Inc. 
  • Tom Culross (Secretary/Treasurer)
    Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety & Security, ConAgra Foods, Inc.
  • Christel Anderson
    Worker’s Compensation & Safety Analyst, Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Robert Bogle
    Corporate Director, Health & Safety, Valmont, Inc.
  • Corey Christensen
    Project Executive, MMC Contractors
  • Rebecca Fox
    Senior VP, General Counsel, Highline Warren, Inc.
  • Christopher Hilkemann
    Vice President – Risk Management/Associate General Counsel, Crete Carrier Corporation
  • Lori Jensen
    Safety Coordinator, OrthoNebraska
  • Kevin Kirkle
    Vice President, Human Resources, NMC
  • Eric Koeppe
    President/CEO, National Safety Council, Nebraska
  • Kevin McCormick
    Division Manager, Safety & Technical Training, Omaha Public Power District
  • Bradley Palu
    Corporate Safety Manager, Nebraska Public Power District
  • Robbe Peetz
    Director Neurosciences, Rehab, Student Health and Orthopedics, Nebraska Medicine​​​​​​​
  • Steve Polich
    President/Owner, Safety-Reports, Inc.
  • Jim Rigg
    Manager, Safety & Physical Security, Lincoln Electric System
  • Kerry Shaffar
    Director of Environmental & Safety, Lozier Corporation
  • Jim Steele
    Vice President/EPS Division, Airlite Plastics, Inc.
  • Keele Taylor
    Chief Human Resources Officer, Greater Omaha Chamber
  • Liz Tipton
    Director Compliance, Union Pacific Railroad