Shawn French, Manager of Occupational Health and Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Response; Eli Lilly and Co.


Shawn French has over 25 years of experience with increasing responsibilities in the Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) profession. His concentration has been in the chemical, nuclear, pharmaceutical, and heavy equipment manufacturing industries. He has over 17 years of experience at Lilly in various HSE roles with increasing responsibilities over the years. He has international experience and his responsibilities have included safety engineering, industrial hygiene, environmental management, project management, writing corporate standards and management systems, and auditing. Shawn received his B.S. degree in Environmental Health Science from Indiana State University. He has completed advanced HSE studies at the University of Southern California and the University of Cincinnati.


He currently serves as a Director at Large on the Region V Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) Board of Directors and was appointed by the Governor of Indiana to serve as a Commissioner on the Indiana Emergency Response Commission.


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