National Safety Council’s McMillan to retire

The council’s president and CEO departs following 15 years of service and a well-documented career in the safety and health community.

By Plant Engineering Staff January 17, 2008

Alan McMillan, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, announced on Tuesday his retirement, effective February 15.“Every day I am humbled by the commitment of council staff, our board leadership, and the volunteer spirit of the more than 50,000 companies, unions and government agencies that make up our membership,” McMillan said. “I leave knowing America is safer than ever before because of their efforts.”Having served the council for more than 15 years, McMillan was named NSC executive vice president in 1995 and elected president and CEO in 2001. He initially served as a member of the council’s board of directors. His career includes more than 42 years in government and private sector safety and health, including service with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). He also spent time with the Employment Standards Administration (ESA). In 1990, McMillan was honored with the Presidential Award for Distinguished Executive Service, the highest award given to career executives by the president.Joseph Ucciferro, NSC board chairman, thanked McMillan for his service to the council and his commitment to safety, “on behalf of the millions of people whose lives the council touches every day.” Ucciferro, who is president and CEO, Commercial and Public Sector Businesses at Day & Zimmermann, praised McMillan for his leadership, foresight and long list of accomplishments.A national search for McMillan’s successor will begin in a few weeks, the council said. For more information, log onto .