Energy Corridor Candidate Bios 2018-2019


Norman Ritchie has worked in oil and gas for over 30 years. Educated as a Mechanical Engineer at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, he has gained broad expertise through engineering and management positions in exploration, production and capital projects. Ritchie’s experience covers the full hydrocarbon development life cycle from conceptual design to decommissioning.

Since 1997, Ritchie has consulted in project management and enterprise risk management. As a Director of vPSI group, LLC, which he co-founded in 2003, Ritchie provides consulting and training in performance measurement and improvement, principally in the areas of risk, loss prevention, safety, problem solving and human factors.

Ritchie holds a broad US patent for online JSA Systems and currently serves as Program Chair for the Energy Corridor Section of the ASSE’s Gulf Coast Chapter.



Doug Rush is a hands-on results driven Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) professional services leader. His greater than 25-year career spans many industries including: oil & gas; consulting; waste management, ground water remediation; demolition; asbestos abatement; construction; plastics; chemical manufacturing & refining; machining; general manufacturing & assembly; railroad; hospital; and government & military environments.

Doug is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). His major accomplishments include: 1. Founding partner and previous owner of 3 successful professional services businesses with a staff of up to 40 fulltime professionals. He is currently the founder and owner of Scopus Consultants, Inc. 2. Dual Bachelor Degrees in Industrial Management and Business Administration, 3. Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies, 4. Retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant with over 20 years of experience leading programs and managing HSE professionals for USAF entities around the world. 5. Comprehensive management of professional services across international borders.



Ian Madison is a dedicated and enthusiastic HSE professional with over 7 years of experience in a broad range of disciplines in Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) management, including 5 years in corporate management functions. He is currently the HSES Program Manager for Direct Energy and the Managing Director of Delta HSE, LLC based in Houston, TX.

Ian’s roles have included HSE program development, environmental management/remediation, liaison for regulatory entities, emergency response, incident investigation and training program development/ management.  He has designed and implemented EHS management programs and driven continuous improvement processes in several organizations, including ISS Facility Services, Forestar Petroleum Corporation and Arcadis US. Ian started his career as an environmental geologist working to solve environmental contamination issues with multinational oil and gas companies and national rail companies. The focus on safety in these work environments led Ian to pursue a Master’s Degree in HSE and shift his professional focus to HSE.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Sam Houston State University in Texas and a Master’s Degree in Environmental, Health and Safety Management from Rochester Institute of Technology in NY.  He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Professional Geoscientist (PG) registered in the State of Texas. Ian lives in Humble, TX with his wife, Rachel, and their dog, Penny.


Zulfiya Samedova, CSP, is a candidate for Programs VP of the ASSE Energy Corridor Section. She has 20 years’ experience supporting oil and gas upstream and midstream operations across the world. Zulfiya is specialized in operating management systems, regulatory compliance and risk management. In the last year, Zulfiya was member of Lesson Learn Committee of Energy Corridor Section of ASSE, proving insights on the failures of systems and ways to improve safety at the worksite.  Zulfiya holds a dual Master’s degree from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine of Tulane University (USA) and a NEBOSH Diploma in Safety and Occupational Health Management (UK).



Michelle A. Reddish, MPH has been employed with Schlumberger Technology Corporation for over twelve years.  She has served in several capacities, most recently joining the Global Regulatory and Compliance team managing US hydraulic fracturing regulatory requirements.  Michelle holds an MPH in Occupational Health & Safety from Tulane University and B.S. from Xavier University of Louisiana.

Michelle has been a member of ASSE for three years and is eager to bring her naturally energetic and bubbly spirit to the section to encourage new membership, while keeping the current members excited and motivated about our activities.  She has a strong desire to better learn about ASSE and assist in any way possible towards achieving its mission.  Michelle intends to pursue ASP designation through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Additionally, she is a member of Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals, with a long-term goal of becoming a Certified Environmental Professional.



Michael Brockmyre is a CSP with over 20 years of HSE experience in the oil & gas and heavy construction industries.  He holds a B.S. in Industrial Hygiene and Safety from the University of Houston/Clear Lake. Michael is a professional member of ASSE and achieved his CSP in 1994.  He has been a member of the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain Chapters of ASSE.

Michael is a volunteer contributor to the BCSP examination  committee and the Boy Scout Fair.  In addition to ASSE, Michael has been a professional member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).



Rod McCain has been a Safety Professional since 1996 when he received his OHST Certification. He has been a Project Safety Manager since 1996 and has been involved with many large projects, including the Chicago Project (13 Natural Gas Compressor Stations),  ExxonMobil  Co-Gen Project, ExxonMobil North American Growth, Chevron Jack and St. Malo, just to name a few.

Rod has been a member of ASSE since 1998 and helped found the Energy Corridor Section of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the ASSE where he served as Section Chair. For his work with ASSE, Rod was named ASSE Safety Professional of the Year (SPY).

Rod currently works for WOOD. as a Project Safety Manager.  He is the President of the Wood Group Innovators Toastmaster’s Club and had been involved with Toastmasters for over 25 years.  He has been married for 32 years to his wonderful wife Kathy and has three grown children.



The current chair automatically moves to the role of past chair upon completion of her governing year.