Dr. John F. McMahon has been named Director of Safety and Risk Management at Grambling State University (GSU), a public university based in Louisiana.

McMahon brings 29 years of experience in public health, environmental and occupational health sciences, safety training, team building, hazard analysis, compliance, and risk reduction to the role. He will be responsible for identifying, evaluating and analyzing risks inherent to the operations of the university.

McMahon worked for over 20 years at two mayoral agencies for the city of New York and spent the last three years as the Director of Risk Management for the nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center, which operates nine primary care clinics. He previously served on the Louisiana State Committee for Institutional Advancement, aiding Rapid Response Grants and energy-efficient campus upgrades of lighting and HVAC controllers.

He holds a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Louisiana Tech University; a Master’s of Science degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences from Hunter College, City University of New York; a Master’s of Arts Education in Secondary Science from Louisiana Tech; a Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech and a Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Sociology with a minor in Biology from City College of New York.