Travis L. Smith, Facilitator
Travis L. Smith is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Ernst Enterprises of Georgia. Ernst is a ready mix concrete company whose home office is in Dayton, Ohio. Travis provides a myriad of environmental and safety support to seven plants throughout north Georgia. Travis emphasizes training and safety culture development. He is the President of The Smith Group, which is an Environmental Health and Safety Consulting and Training firm. Travis is also a part-time faculty member of the Department of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management within the College of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University.
Travis is originally from Rockford, Illinois which is 70 miles northwest of Chicago. Travis attended nearby Lewis University and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in Criminal/Social Justice. After graduation, Travis L. Smith was sworn in as a Sheriff Deputy with the Winnebago County Sheriffs Police in Rockford, Illinois. As a Deputy he was a member of the Riot Control Team, various Task Forces, and an active participant in the Community Policing initiative for the Department. Travis then entered graduate studies at Eastern Kentucky University and obtained a Master of Science in Criminal Justice
In 1994 Travis began working at Liberty Mutual Group as an Investigator. While at Liberty Mutual Group, he received his first indoctrination into Risk Management and Safety. Since Liberty Mutual Group, he has worked for both JCPenney Logistics and Luxottica Retail in a Safety Leadership capacity. More recently Travis began his graduate studies at Eastern Kentucky University and obtained a Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management.
Travis’ professional and personal memberships include the American Society of Safety Engineers, and Blacks in Safety Engineering.
He has been married for 3 years and has two wonderful children. Travis’ hobbies include freelance sports photography, cooking and weight training.