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Ahtna Kanas Winter 2020

New SHEP Program Director, Drew Laughlin

Drew Laughlin

Drew Laughlin has joined the Ahtna Netiye’ team as the new Corporate Safety, Health and Environmental Program (SHEP) Director. He brings over 30 years of SHEP experience as related to the construction, environmental, marine construction/transportation and oil field industries, including remote logistics throughout Alaska, Western United States and Pacific Rim. He has worked as a commercial hardhat diver, heavy equipment operator, construction/environmental project superintendent, project manager, HSE Manager and ultimately, as the Corporate HSE Director with various Alaska Native Corporations.

He is knowledgeable in government safety compliance requirements including the United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), US Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US Forest Service and the National Park Service (NPS).

Drew is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and member of the National Safety Council and American Society of Safety Professionals. He is a graduate of Trinidad State College in Occupational Safety and Health and the Divers Institute of Technology.

In his free time, Drew enjoys photography, diving, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends in the wilds of Alaska. He calls his wife Roxanne the best thing that ever happened to him, and they have two children, Sterling and Kendyl, and a 13-year-old labradoodle.