Cal Beyer is the Director of Risk Management since 2014 at Lakeside Industries, Inc. in Issaquah, WA. Lakeside Industries is a 3rd generation family owned business and is a leading hot mix asphalt production and paving contractor in the Pacific Northwest.
He has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas concentrating in local government management. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in political science and urban studies. He has worked in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Cal has over 30 years of professional experience in risk, insurance and safety management and business consultation. He has extensive experience in strategic risk improvement and risk management best practices. He is a multi-industry thought leader, and a catalyst for sustainable cultural change.
Cal was an inaugural member, and is the current Co-Lead, of the Action Alliance's Workplace Task Force. Since 2015 he has been leading a strategic media campaign for the Task Force to increase awareness, advocacy and action on mental health and suicide prevention within the construction industry. This is leading to publications, presentations and regional suicide prevention summits. His vision is to create a reproducible model for other industries.
He is an active volunteer with the Carson J. Spencer Foundation in Denver. His prior experience with mental health and suicide prevention includes work experience during college in healthcare and as a resident assistant for on-campus housing. His work in public sector and construction risk management engaged in him critical incident response and debriefing/grief counseling. He also consulted with law enforcement agencies on suicide prevention initiatives relating to intake assessments and ongoing medical and behavioral screening protocols.
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