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Certified Mine Safety Professional

International Academy of Mine Safety & Health


International Academy of Mine Safety & Health (IAMSH) of SME administers the CMSP program.

The board is charged with the development and maintenance of the new CMSP program and is led by Chair John Loff-Peterson.


John Loff-Peterson, CMSP, CSP, CRSP
Health and Safety Manager, Barr Engineering Co. 

Robert Pedigo
(Vice Chair)
CEO, Pedigo & Associates

Kimberly Walster, CMSP
Mine Safety Manger
Prairie State Generating Company

Mr. William (Bill) York-Feirn, CMSP
(Past Chair)
Manager, Mine Safety Program
State of Colorado

Melanie Penoyar-Perez
(SME Staff)
Chief Operating Officer

Donavan Hebig, CMSP, CRSP, CSP
Mining Health and Safety Expert

Ernest Miranda, CMSP
Mining Health and Safety Expert
Miranda Training Solutions LLC

Scott Stilgenbauer
Senior Advisor, Health, Safety & Security
Rio Tinto-Resolution Copper

Hans Gerardo Sandoval Ebensperger
Health & Safety Manager, Codelco Chile

Brian McNamara, CMSP
Safety Director – Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC

Mr. Mike Brnich, CMSP
Former Lead, Mining Engineering Technology Integration Team
NIOSH Mining Research Division

Kirk McDaniel, Phd, CMSP, PE, QP
Underground Ventilation and Confinement SME
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Chris Pecora, CMSP
Senior Consultant, Hawcroft

Daniel Curry, CMSP
Safety Manager, Allegheny Metallurgical

Chad Triebwasser, CMSP
Safety Director, Southeastern Construction and Maintenance (SECM)