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Erike Young

Erike Young currently serves as the Global Safety Manager for Google, supporting 70 offices in over 40 countries and over 60,000 Googlers.  In addition to his role at Google, Erike serves as the Vice-Chair of the United States Technical Advisory Group to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for ISO 31000:Risk Management.

Prior to joining Google, he was the Deputy Director of Enterprise Risk Management and Director of Environment, Health, and Safety for the University of California, Office of the President. He was responsible for providing system-wide direction, coordination, and assistance to the campuses, hospitals, and national laboratories in the development, implementation, and maintenance of polices, procedures and programs necessary to maintain a safe and healthy environment. During his tenure he played a key role in develop key performance indicators and other operational metrics for use in the Enterprise Risk Management Information System (ERMIS) and helped establish the UC ERM University.

Erike has also served as a Senior Consultant with Bickmore Risk Services, where he primarily worked with public sector organizations to establish an effective safety culture by integrating environmental and safety management into their operations. Mr. Young has presented and written several articles on the topic of safety culture, and developed a survey instrument to measure safety culture in public entities as part of his thesis work.

Erike is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and has earned the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and completed the Enterprise Risk Management Certificated (ARM-E). He is the past president of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Sacramento Chapter and served on the Board of Directors of ASSE representing Region I. He is a recognized leader in the area of safety management and is a frequent speaker at ASSE, URMIA, CSHEMA, and USHA conferences. In 2012, he was recognized as the ASSE Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year.

He earned his Master in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) from California State University, Sacramento and BA from the University of California, Davis. Erike also teaches the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) series of courses as part of the ARM Study Group.

In Erike’s spare time, he is actively involved in promoting and supporting public education. At the age of eighteen, Erike was elected to the El Dorado Union High School Board, making him the youngest elected official in California at the time. After serving the high school board, he was twice elected to the El Dorado County Board of Education, as well as served six years on the Rescue Union School District Board and two years on the Board of Directors of the California School Boards Association.