VPPPA Announces New Executive Director

Williams assumed his new role at VPPPA in July 2022.

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Christopher Williams as Executive Director. Williams, according to a press release, was previously the Director of Membership for the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI) and brings with him more than 20 years of association experience to the role.

“It is an honor to lead VPPPA, the premier global safety and health organization, and work alongside its 1300-plus members as we continue to evolve world-class safety performance across all industries,” Williams said. “VPPPA represents the very best in EH&S—our members model the true spirit of global cooperation in developing new standards, processes, and products to achieve our goal of sending every worker home in the same—or better—condition than when they arrived.”

During his tenure at AWCI, Williams served as the project manager for the association’s new SMS, redesigned membership categories, and developed AWCI’s Emerging Leaders Program to support the next generation of industry leaders. Williams received his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in 2010.

“We are excited to welcome Chris to the VPPPA. We look forward to the future of the association with his vision and leadership to guide us,” VPPPA Chairperson Terry Schulte said.

Williams assumed his new role at VPPPA in July 2022.

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