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Liner named TJC director of institutional safety and emergency management

David Liner recently joined Tyler Junior College as director of institutional safety and emergency management.

He is responsible for TJC’s safety, environmental, health and emergency preparedness.

A Tyler native, Liner has more than 25 years of managing environmental, safety, health and emergency issues. Most recently, he was corporate safety advisor over the Texas and New Mexico regions of FedEx Express.

He also brings a wealth of experience in higher education, having served as director of environmental health and safety and risk management at The University of Texas at Dallas and executive director of environmental health and safety and director of risk management at Southern Methodist University. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Collin College and has held various positions with Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Texas Instruments, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the UT Dallas Risk Council.

“We are glad to welcome David to TJC,” said Kim Lessner, TJC vice president for operations. “His expertise and years of experience will be great assets to our College.”

Liner earned a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering from UT El Paso and a graduate degree in environmental science and an MBA from SMU. He also holds an Associate in Risk Management designation from the Insurance Institute of America.

He holds graduate certificates in business analytics, sustainability and finance as well as numerous licenses and certifications: professional engineer, all-line insurance adjuster, professional sanitarian, risk manager, hazardous materials manager, indoor air quality professional, registered environmental manager and quality technician.

He has been a member of The American Society of Safety Professionals and University Risk and Insurance Association and is currently a professional member in the National Society of Professional Engineers.

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