While Wendy Buckley was in college, she made the decision to volunteer at a local fire department. This decision set a number of events in motion and has since changed the course of her life. She spent 10 years with the fire department, where she discovered her passion for the hazardous materials field. Ms. Buckley originally started out as a firefighter, but eventually moved to the hazardous materials response team. In addition, she also worked for both the Federal Railroad Administration and the New Jersey State Department of Transportation as the hazardous materials safety inspector. She then moved on to become an investigator with the Office of Inspector General at Amtrak and a hazmat instructor and auditor. In 2011, she founded her own hazardous waste management and material transportation service called Specialty Transportation and Regulatory Services.
With experience totaling almost two decades, Ms. Buckley is responsible for traveling around the country to give speeches on topics related to the transportation and management of hazardous materials to a variety of industry-related organizations. She prepared for her career by earning a Bachelor of Science in international business and a Master of Science in environmental safety and health management, as well as a master certificate in project management.
Ms. Buckley’s commitment and passion for her industry and business has been reflected in a number of awards and recognition. In 2014 alone, she was named Elite Business Leader by the National Association of Distinguished Professionals, Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and Pinnacle Professional of the Year by Continental Who’s Who, as well as being featured in the Women of Distinction Magazine. Another notable achievement for Ms. Buckley was when she was named named Top Professional of the Year in Environmental Services by the International Association of Top Professionals in 2016. Additionally, she has published three articles: “Rail Safety and Regulatory Perspective” in Focal Pointes Magazine, “Boxes and Bottles and Jars, Oh My!” in Packaging World Magazine, and “It’s Not Just for Crude Oil Anymore” in Packing World Magazine.
Looking to the future, Ms. Buckley hopes to continue what she is doing to make the greatest possible impact on the safety of businesses. When she is not working, she enjoys boating, training with her dog, gardening and spending time with her family. She also supports dog rescues.
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