Staff Leadership

Rick Galyean is the Executive Director of the Gold Shovel Standard program. He is a former general contractor, as well as an engineer by training, and he brings this twin experience to Gold Shovel Standard. Rick is a spirited evangelist for the Gold Shovel Standard program and works with the Association’s Board of Directors to implement their vision for the Gold Shovel Standard program.
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Jeannie Alliss is a Membership Experience Specialist at Gold Shovel Standard. She has 20 years experience in nonprofit management and customer relations. Jeannie helps with Member onboarding, monthly updates, and member satisfaction.
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Jennifer Libby is a Membership Director at Gold Shovel Standard. Jennifer has extensive experience in community building, and advocacy and outreach. Jennifer is currently responsible for helping Gold Shovel Standard expand its member base.
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Bob Madison is the Communications Director at Gold Shovel Standard. He has 20 years unique experience in nonprofit, agency and corporate communications. Bob is responsible for member and media communications, as well as writing The Gold Shovel Scoop.
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Dave Mauerman leads Executive Operations for the Gold Shovel Standard program.  Dave was a Navy Submarine Lieutenant Commander, implementing nuclear procedures, quality assurance, and safety programs, while becoming nuclear engineer certified. Dave is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the organization, including Membership.
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Rhonda Smith is the Membership Experience Director at Gold Shovel Standard. Her extensive experience spans customer service and customer satisfaction roles at major retailers and biomedical companies. Rhonda is responsible for member adoption and rollout, customer experience oversight, member relations and program implementation.
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Andy Snelgrove is a Membership Director at Gold Shovel Standard. Andy is a graduate of West Point, as well as a former Army Apache helicopter pilot. His experience in the oil and gas industry spans more than a decade, and his is currently responsible for helping the program expand its member base.
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Beth Stevens is a Membership Experience Specialist at Gold Shovel Standard. She has extensive history in safety and customer relations from organizations in multiple industries. Beth helps with Member onboarding, monthly updates, and member satisfaction.
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The Need For Standardized Metrics

The Need For Standardized Metrics

Dramatic reductions in the frequency of line strikes will remain elusive unless all parties continuously improve and measurements underpin continuous improvement. Standardizing the measurement process is an overdue first step to drive performance improvement and increase public and workforce safety. To achieve this ambitious plan, Gold Shovel Standard is working with balanced teams of damage prevention experts to draft, refine and broadly deploy damage prevention metrics for all stakeholders.

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Third-Party Damage Reductions and Communities

Third-Party Damage Reductions and Communities

“Everybody’s third-party is somebody’s second-party.” Reducing line strikes associated with small excavators and third-parties persists as the top priority for all stakeholders in damage prevention. These are difficult reductions to influence, and yet they represent the single biggest risk to safety associated with excavation damage. Gold Shovel Standard Communities are novel and ambitious partnerships to attack this persistent and difficult challenge.

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ShovelSafe™

ShovelSafe™

Increasing safety is impossible without the right tools. Gold Shovel Standard provides world-class technology to drive continuous improvement that reduces damages and increases public and workforce safety. Gold Shovel Standard’s ShovelSafe technology puts damages prevention at the fingertips of business leaders, giving them the tools to drive continuous performance improvement. ShovelSafe is world-class technology for analyzing and tracking damage prevention performance.

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Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Pursuing the industry-wide goal of zero incidents requires comprehensive, systematic use of Safety Management Systems. Pipeline and other energy companies, and along with the regulatory community have recognized the critical importance of SMS. Broad adoption of Damage Prevention-Safety Management Systems (DP-SMS), which are safety management systems specifically tailored for damage prevention is a necessary ingredient to achieve that industry-wide goal of zero incidents.

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