IHMM initiated a Student CHMM credential a few years ago, affording college students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to learn about professional credentials and develop their skills to eventually become CHMMs. IHMM is pleased to announce the first two Student CHMMs who have passed their CHMM examinations and become CHMMs! Learn more about Ian James Marano and Mark Gregory below. Congratulations to them both.

Ian James Marano, CHMM

I have recently accepted an offer of employment at one the National Laboratories (Fermilab) in Batavia, IL. I am an EHS Specialist III/Trainer.  My career path into EHS evolved from over 25-years of military service in the Army Reserves, 20+years as a career Indianapolis Fire Depart (IFD) Firefighter/Paramedic/Public Safety Diver/HAZMAT Technician.

I retired from IFD and relocated to Chicago whereby I completed my educational pursuits with five Associate degrees (General Studies, Environmental Health & Safety, Fire Science, Paramedic Science, and Homeland Security) and Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Safety & Health. Since retirement, I was fortunate to get an EHS internship at AbbVie (bio pharmaceutical), and work my way through several EHS positions. My career path adjusted from employer to employer focusing on my strengths and continued interests; generally helping to make the world a better place.

In summary, I transitioned as an accomplished public safety retiree into the EHS profession; capitalizing upon my experience, education, and knowledge in an all-hazards. I recognized the IHMM-CHMM early in my new career path and made the CHMM a key objective in my goal to become a true EHS professional.


Mark Gregory, CHMM

At the time I was a Student CHMM I had gone back to school to get another degree (Bachelors in Environmental Management).  But as you can see I may be a bit older than your average student LOL.  Just a little background, I have 35 years of experience in the HSE field and I am currently employed as a Sr. Manager in the Corporate Health, Safety, Security, & Environmental (HSSE) group for KBR, Inc.  I specialize in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Science helping to guide KBR’s industry leading Zero Harm safety culture.

KBR, Inc. (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) is a U.S. based company operating in the fields of science, technology and engineering.  We deliver science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. KBR employs approximately 33,000 people performing diverse, complex and mission-critical roles in 33 countries.

Learn about the IHMM Student CHMM program here >> https://ihmm.org/student-chmm/