Owner and Principal Consultant • The Safety Firm, LLC
Bobbi K. Samples, CSP is the Owner and Principal Consultant of The Safety Firm, LLC. This is the sixth business she has successfully imagined, created, owned and operated. She received her Business Management degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and has worked at the executive level within Fortune 500 companies in the areas of human resources and safety. Through The Safety Firm, LLC, Samples works with businesses to help them manage, audit, train, and grow their safety program to higher levels. Besides directing the operations of The Safety Firm, she is a professional artist, acclaimed safety facilitator/presenter/trainer and innovative motivational speaker. She is consistently cited for her entrepreneurial approaches to training, professional growth and workforce solutions.
Bill Simkins, CSP
Managing Partner • W.E. Simkins & Associates
Simkins has been providing occupational health and safety management strategies to public and private sector business for more than 38 years. He was a director of environmental health & safety for Frito-Lay North America and Pepsi North America Beverages operations, retiring in 2018. He now leads W.E. Simkins & Associates, a consulting practice providing safety and health leadership and compliance strategies. Simkins career includes 12 years as a commissioned U.S. Army Medical Officer. He has a B.S. in Public Health and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is a board-certified safety professional and a registered environmental professional.