Kelley Heinz – A Damage Prevention Hero Who goes Above and Beyond her Responsibilities to Promote Safety and Damage Prevention Outreach!
IF YOU READ THE ARTICLE, READY, RESPOND, RECOVER: DAMAGE PREVENTION BEST PRACTICES FOLLOWING A DISASTER, BEGINNING ON PAGE 16, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY THIS ISSUE’S HERO WAS NOMINATED. KELLEY HEINZ IS THE BRAINCHILD BEHIND THE 3R PROGRAM.
Kelley brings more than 20 years of experience to her current role as Damage Prevention Manager and Claims Investigator with ComEd. She has served as an active member of JULIE’s Public Education Committee for more than five years.
An excellent speaker who is dedicated to damage prevention and safety, Kelley has written powerful articles for dp- PRO and is a highly rated speaker at the Global Excavation Safety Conference. These contributions to safety and damage prevention outreach require extra work above and beyond her normal ComEd responsibilities; Kelley is passionately committed to these initiatives.
Kelley is a leader in our industry and role model for damage prevention professionals in Illinois, including leading a campaign to have 811/Call Before You Dig decals represented on all ComEd vehicles.
“We are fortunate to have an enthusiastic Damage Prevention Hero who is willing to go above and beyond to ensure the safety of professional excavators and homeowners, and to protect underground utilities in the state of Illinois.”
According to Kevin Chmura, Director of Public Relations, JULIE, Inc., who has worked closely with Kelley for more than 10 years, “We are fortunate to have an enthusiastic Damage Prevention Hero who is willing to go above and beyond to ensure the safety of professional excavators and homeowners, and to protect underground utilities in the state of Illinois. I am thankful to work with her as a partner in damage prevention.”
With a focus on outcomes and solutions rather than just what has been done in the past, Kelley is a respected leader in the industry who stands by her word. She has proven herself to always be willing to make the time to contribute if it can have a positive impact on safety and education.
Chmura’s description of Kelley’s attributes closely aligns to the terms we use to describe our Damage Prevention Heroes – DETERMINED. COMMITTED. PROACTIVE. RESULTS-DRIVEN. INSPIRING.