Ryan Hall, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District safety/environmental services supervisor, recently received the Award for Risk Management Excellence from the Missouri United School Insurance Council. He received the award at the organization’s Jan. 26 annual membership meeting.
In nominations, Mr. Hall was called a “leader in safety management practices” within the district and praised for his efforts to improve safety procedures, enhance employee training and create a comprehensive safety manual for all sites.
A Lee’s Summit R-7 employee since 2012, Mr. Hall has a bachelor’s degree in crisis and disaster management with an emphasis in hazardous materials and a master’s degree in occupational safety management, both from the University of Central Missouri. He previously served as deputy director of the Johnson County (Missouri) Emergency Management Agency.
In addition, Mr. Hall is a certified safety professional through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, a certified school risk manager through the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and a certified playground safety inspector through the National Parks and Recreation Association.
The state award is named in honor of Dr. Gary VanMeter, who served for 18 years as the director of the Missouri United School Insurance Council.