Past President

Andrew J. Downing is a Certified Safety Professional with over twelve years of experience within the constructionand petrochemical setting.  He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental Sciences.

He has been involved with the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) since his undergraduate years at SLU, serving as the Student Chapter Secretary, and received the Granberry, Fleming, & Ross Scholarship from the Foundation. After graduating, he has stayed active with the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter, serving as Chairman of the Membership Committee, Chapter Delegate, Chapter Treasurer, Chapter President Elect and Chapter President. Today, he currently serves as Past President for the Chapter.

Andrew began his profession in safety with the Jacobs Engineering Group, supporting company HSE activities to clients such as Methanex, ExxonMobil, Mosaic, and Dow Chemical. He has since transitioned to join the HSE Department for Westlake Chemical Corporation in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

Outside of the work setting, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters as well as a wide variety of outdoor activities.