Florida Chamber Safety Council Welcomes Two More Advisory Board Members

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 8, 2020 — The Florida Chamber Safety Council, a first organization of its kind to serve as the statewide resource for fostering safety, health and sustainability among Florida businesses today announced the addition of two new Advisory Board Members – Matt Fisher, Senior Vice President at Pike Electric and Mark Ligon, Vice President of Safety & Risk Management at Vecellio Group.

The council’s Leadership Advisory Board brings together top safety professionals from companies and institutions to create a statewide culture where on-the-job-safety is the top priority.

“We are focused on growing Florida’s economy from the 17th to the 10th largest in the world by 2030. To achieve this goal, it is critical to focus on making Florida the safest, healthiest and most sustainable state,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce. “The Florida Chamber Safety Council Advisory Board is bringing together the brightest minds and best-in-class companies as an incubator for research, leadership and education. We are thrilled to continue growing this think tank with the addition of our two newest members”

Current Advisory Board members include Jody McClure, director of Team Member, Legal, Risk & Insurance at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits; Bob Roncsa, executive director for Patient Safety at AdventHealth; Erin Black, vice president of Sustainability and Risk Management at Coca-Cola Beverages Florida; Edwin Foulke, president of Safety Solutions at Fisher Phillips;  John Trevathan, chief procurement officer and vice president of Corporate Services at Florida Blue, Mark Morgan, senior human resources manager for Corporate Safety & Workers’ Compensation at NextEra Energy Inc.; Matt Fisher, senior vice president at Pike Electric; Chief Carl Metzger, associate vice president for Public Safety and Chief of Police at the University of Central Florida;  Mark Ligon, vice president of Safety & Risk Management at Vecellio Group and Greg Hale, chief safety officer and vice president at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Matt Fisher, a Senior Vice President at Pike Electric will be representing the Pike family of companies a leading provider of utilities solutions to over 300 investor-owned, municipal and cooperative utilities in the United States. Pike Electric has expertise in powering innovations, while delivering solutions safely and with integrity for over 70 years.  Vice President of Safety & Risk Management Mark Ligon represents Vecellio Group, a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1938 that provides a wide range of heavy/highway, mining, and energy services and products to public- and private-sector customers throughout the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States.

“As we grow the Florida Chamber Safety Council Advisory Board, our goal is to continue bringing together top professionals and thought leaders representing the various industries in Florida,” said Mark Morgan, the inaugural chair of the Florida Chamber Safety Council’s Leadership Advisory Board and senior human resources manager for Corporate Safety & Workers’ Compensation at NextEra Energy Inc. “Through collaboration and sharing our own best practices and thinking, we will help small and medium size businesses benefit from tools, resources and training to ensure Florida becomes the national leader in workplace safety, health and sustainability.”

The Florida Chamber Safety Council serves as the official Florida chapter of the National Safety Council, serving a powerful role for all businesses, but particularly small to mid-size businesses that often don’t have full-time safety, health and sustainability expertise on staff. For these companies, the Safety Council will be a vital resource.

The Safety Council is part of the Florida Chamber’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and comes as the state is on target to add 1.5 million jobs by 2030.

For more information about becoming involved in the Florida Chamber Safety Council, training opportunities or the annual conference, visit or call (850) 521-1245.

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