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International Academy of Mine Safety & Health

International Academy of Mine Safety & Health (IAMSH) of SME administers the CMSP program.

The board is charged with the development and maintenance of the new CMSP program and is led by Chair John Loff-Peterson.

John Loff-Peterson, CMSP, CSP, CRSP

Health and Safety Manager, Barr Engineering Co.

Robert Pedigo

(Vice Chair)
CEO, Pedigo & Associates

Kimberly Walster, CMSP

(2nd Vice Chair)
Mine Safety Manger, Prairie State Generating Company

Scott Stilgenbauer

Principal Advisor, Health, Safety & Security, Rio Tinto-Resolution Copper

Melanie Penoyar-Perez

(SME Staff)
Chief Operating Officer

Donavan Hebig, CMSP, CRSP, CSP

Mining Health and Safety Expert

Ernest Miranda, CMSP

Mining Health and Safety Expert, Miranda Training Solutions LLC

Chad Triebwasser, CMSP

Safety Director, Southeastern Construction and Maintenance (SECM)

Hans Gerardo Sandoval Ebensperger

Safety Manager, EIMISA Chile

Brian McNamara, CMSP

Safety Director – Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC

Mr. Mike Brnich, CMSP

(Member) Retired
Former Lead, Mining Engineering Technology Integration Team
NIOSH Mining Research Division

Kirk McDaniel, Phd, CMSP, PE, QP

Underground Ventilation and Confinement SME
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Chris Pecora, CMSP

Senior Consultant, Hawcroft

Daniel Curry, CMSP

Safety Manager, Allegheny Metallurgical

Mr. William (Bill) York-Feirn, CMSP

(Past Chair)
Manager, Mine Safety Program, State of Colorado

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