Rebecca Davis Stephenson is our go-to expert in Environmental, Health, Safety, and Risk Management. With over 15 years of experience, she has made it her mission to make the world a safer place.
Throughout her career, Rebecca has left her mark on organizations such as Georgia-Pacific and Catalent. She holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Health Science from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master in Public Health in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Armed with these qualifications, she’s dedicated herself to ensuring people's safety from the start.
As a people-centric leader, Rebecca thrives on teamwork and actively engaging others in identifying and mitigating risks. Her passion lies in improving risk management strategies and implementing effective risk mitigation practices. She consistently prioritizes others’ safety and well-being by working closely with the Gray Solutions team, customers, and consumers.
A Certified Safety Professional by the BCSP, she is also an active member of the National Safety Council and the American Society of Safety Professionals. She remains committed to staying current with industry standards and building connections with professionals.
Rebecca works hard to embody the role of safety champion, determined to make a difference in the world of risk management. Her positive energy is contagious, and she’s able to garner support for key initiatives and foster a collaborative approach to risk management. With her expertise, leadership style, and unwavering dedication, she strives to always create a safer environment for all.
we’ve got questions
What’s your greatest triumph at Gray Solutions?
The opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone of safety and health and take on the expanded role of Director, Risk with oversight for safety, quality, continuous improvement, and legal contract risk. The career move wasn’t expected; however, it’s been a great challenge to not only expand my understanding of business risk, but also to expand my relationships across Gray Solutions and the Gray family of companies.
What quality is critical to success in your job?
The ability to build relationships across all levels of the organization
How does Gray Solutions demonstrate our core values?
"Treating others the way we want to be treated, where everyone is welcome and respected," is a cornerstone of our core values where inclusivity and respect reign. This core value is especially critical in cultivating a robust safety culture, empowering individuals to voice their concerns without fear. By emphasizing both empathetic treatment and safety, Gray Solutions not only addresses physical safety risks but also ensures that our team members feel secure within their work environment. This all-inclusive approach establishes an atmosphere where Solutioneers can execute their tasks without undue concern for their well-being, and in turn, fosters a culture built on trust and psychological safety.
Favorite knock-knock joke?
Why did the chicken cross the road? Baawkaaause! (Currently my three- and five-year olds’ favorite joke.)
Morning beverage order?
Work week—ice water and a large vanilla cappuccino; weekends—mimosas all around!
What do people compliment you on the most?
Alabama at The Ohio State Fair. That started my love of live music and this year I’ll be attending over 10 concerts.
What’s on your nightstand?
Water, usually a pair of earrings, the Bible, a couple books, and some random kids toys