Lee Little is President and CEO of Premier Workforce Training and Development. He has over 25 years of experience in Safety and Health systems management, Workforce Development, Workers’ Compensation, Injury Claims Management, and Customer Service. His experience includes work in various industries extending across the military, non-profit, public and corporate sectors.
Lee has multiple earned degrees, including graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education, and is working on his Master’s degree in Organizational Development. Lee is an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry, as well as a Certified Corporate Trainer, with 10’s-of-thousands of hours effectively coaching, training, and facilitating classes in traditional and distance learning environments. He holds certification as a Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) practitioner, with extensive experience in process analysis and improvement. He also holds a Class-A Commercial Driver’s License.
Lee is an Air Force Veteran and recipient of several distinguished awards and medals. He served as an Occupational Safety and Health Specialist and received outstanding recognition from – the Air Force Office of the Inspector General (IG), and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), for implementing and managing exceptional safety and health programs which safeguarded as many as 8,500 military, civilian, contract and volunteer workers.
Lee served as the Asst. Director for Health and Safety at the Alamo Chapter of the American Red Cross. While there he managed a team of Health and Safety Training professionals that successfully provided safety and health classes to public and private entities. He promoted and administered Red Cross Workplace Health and Safety programs to local businesses, organizations and public entities, and conducted workplace evaluations to identify and customize training programs.
He also worked for the City of San Antonio as the Safety and Health Program Supervisor for the Public Works and Solid Waste Departments with as many as 1,800 employees and a fleet of over 500 commercial vehicles. He effectively implemented and managed safety systems which – reduced the occurrence of accidents, injuries and their severity; improved employee training; and minimized liability exposure; resulting in significant and perpetual cost savings. Those efforts and his diligent work with State Offices resulted in the removal of the Solid Waste Department from the Texas Extra-Hazardous Employer designation listing. Lee also served as the department’s spokesperson in response to media inquiries during emergency response events, as well as the point of contact with local and state authorities. He also identified, developed, and managed strategic vendor relationships, and negotiated and established safety equipment contracts for hundreds of pieces of safety and personal protective equipment.
Lee operated as an Adjunct Instructor for Texas A&M University – TEEX, where he served as Instructor Trainer and developed safety professionals from across the country on an array of OSHA safety courses. Lee is a Licensed All Lines Adjuster with 15 years of experience investigating, processing and managing thousands of Workers’ Compensation cases, automobile, property damage, personal injury and business claims. He worked as an Injury Claims Adjuster and trainer for USAA Insurance, providing impactful and engaging training and development courses to new and tenured adjusters in classroom and distance learning environments.
Lee has served as a guest speaker to discuss subjects covering workplace safety and health, and employee training at various regional and International conferences –
- APWA – American Public Works Association
- SWANA – Solid Waste Association of North America
- TPWA – Texas Public Works Association
- Texas Chapter of the National Safety Council
- Region VI VPPPA Conference
- OH&S Magazine Online webinar presenter
Lee’s highly engaging, learner centric, and comprehensive training style enhances the learner experience by including elements such as; instructor lead presentations, facilitated classroom activities, exercises, case studies, and in-session evaluations to measure learner outcome.
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