VP, State, Local & Regulatory Affairs
Since its formation in 1891, safety has been a core value of OAAA's mission. To that end, this section contains information to improve the OOH advertising product through industry standards, promotion of safe operations, and updates on industry technological innovations.
On the regulatory front, OAAA stays in close, regular contact with federal agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and many other groups and agencies to make sure the industry's voice is heard so new standards and regulations support our members' interests, are easy to understand, and enable OAAA member companies to remain competitive locally and nationally.
OAAA's commitment to safety provides opportunities for officials in member companies to become industry leaders in national regulatory activities, participate in industry standard committees, and develop association policies and standards. The Safety, Standards & Technology (SST) committee and industry events are also great venues for networking and sharing information for those OAAA members with similar interests and concerns.
OAAA Safety Committees
The Safety, Standards & Technology (SST) and the OAAA ad-hoc Safety Committees promote safety and voluntary operational practices for the OOH advertising industry.
OAAA SST Committee:
Charles Miller, Burkhart Outdoor Advertising, Chairman
John Barrett, Barrett Outdoor Advertising
Vince Miller, DDI
Steve Hillwig, OUTFRONT Media
Pat O’Donnell, YESCO Media
Bryan Parker, Clear Channel Outdoor
Richard Peterson, Porter Advertising
Robert Switzer, Lamar Advertising Company
OAAA ad hoc Safety Committee:
Bob Chesonis, OUTFRONT Media
Rob Miller, Burkhart Outdoor Advertising
Jim Poage, Clear Channel Outdoor
Micky Vint, Lamar Advertising Company
Chuck Wigger, Lamar Advertising Company
Myron Laible and Kerry Yoakum-OAAA Staff liaisons
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)