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Operation Lifesaver Welcomes New Education Manager
Washington, D.C. (December 6, 2018) - Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) welcomes Ericka Thomas as the Manager of Education, Training and Instructional Design for the national rail safety education organization. In this role, she will develop safety education materials for the public, and provide oversight for OLI eLearning programs as well as instructor-led training for Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteers (OLAVs) and OLI Coaches.
Rachel Maleh, Executive Director of OLI, says Thomas has a keen knowledge of the process for developing eLearning tools and other education materials. “Ericka brings key insights as to how engaging eLearning products can lead to measurable results for safety education. Her background will help enhance the effectiveness of our materials and training programs. We’re excited to welcome her to the team.”
Thomas has experience supporting government agencies at the federal and local levels. She has held senior learning and development roles with eLT Technology Consulting, Pitney Bowes Management Services, GeoLearning, AT&T, Aerotek, and American Cybersystems.
Thomas has a master’s degree in Vocational and Technical Education-Human Resource Education from the University of Illinois.
About Operation Lifesaver - Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and preventing trespassing on or near railroad tracks. A national network of trained volunteers gives free presentations on rail safety and a public awareness campaign, “See Tracks? Think Train!” provides the public with tips and statistics to encourage safe behavior near the tracks. OLI leads an international observance of Rail Safety Week each September. Learn more about Rail Safety Week; follow OLI on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
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About Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Our team consists of nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety, state coordinators who lead the efforts in states across the U.S. and a national office in Washington, D.C., that supports state programs, develops education materials, and creates public awareness campaigns for audiences of all ages.
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