It has been an honor and blessing to serve as Interim Senior Director of CII with staff, academics, and members focused on safety and the CII mission, vision, and values. Through careful listening and frequent interaction with membership, I have thoroughly enjoyed furthering the work of my predecessors to ensure CII is benefiting member companies and is well positioned to advance its mission.
Reflecting on 2022, my thoughts turn to the collective driving force of CII – dedicated member companies with their valued volunteers, our amazing academic leaders, and the loyal CII staff. With you in 2022, CII’s key achievements included the following:
- Increased focus on safety with plans to update CII’s Zero Accidents Techniques research
- Continued providing our valuable R&D platform enriched by collaborative ideation and workshop activities
- Filled Executive Committee vacancies with experienced, enthusiastic, and dedicated leaders
- Delivered the highly acclaimed CII Executive Leadership Program and Best Practices Course with their world-class instructors
- Recognized nine individuals with CII awards
- Further developed the CII Scorecard to improve performance tracking and reporting
- Began joint efforts with UT Austin to enhance the CII Governance Plan
In 2023, we will launch our next round of R&D and gather at our Annual Conference in San Antonio. There we will celebrate CII’s 40th anniversary, thanks to our founding members, UT Austin, and the many companies that have joined throughout the years. Looking further ahead, with decades of rich history to build upon, member companies can truly look forward to being “Partners in Progress” for the next 40 years and beyond!
Interim CII Director
Looking back on another uniquely challenging year, I reflect on how much we have accomplished – together. The pandemic has not slowed our efforts at CII.
CII is governed and driven by industry leaders, which remains a key contributor to CII’s success over the decades. I believe this makes us well-positioned to understand the increasing demands and responsibilities of our member volunteers and their organizations.
My role at Fluor has provided me with the ability to engage in several volunteer opportunities in CII, including serving on Research Teams, coordinating our team’s engagement across CII while serving as Fluor’s Board Advisor, leading the Funded Studies Committee and most recently, as part of the Executive Committee and CII Chair. My busy colleagues and I make time to volunteer in CII because we are passionate about improving how we execute our projects and we find that our own professional development is critical to our success as a team. We find CII to be the perfect platform for both.
Over the years, I have watched our Institute improve our demographics and diversity, expand into new research areas, and even overcome a few challenges. I am very proud to be a part of this CII leadership team. Together, we are advancing CII’s mission and vision and delivering the tools, topical research, and educational resources our member companies are asking for.
I look forward to continued growth and success in 2023 – for CII and each of our member organizations.
2023 CII Incoming Chair
Tricia Thibodeaux Vice President, Global Health, Safety & Environmental Fluor Corporation, 2022 Vice Chair