Lonnie serves as the President/CEO of Environmental and Safety Solutions, Inc., (ESS) a consulting company that focuses on OSHA and EPA regulatory compliance, which he founded in 2002. ESS specializes in Regulatory Compliance, Occupational Safety, DOE Safety Consulting, Technical Services, Construction Safety Services, and Machine Hazard Risk Analysis. Lonnie oversees a team of professionals with extensive experience that provide services in automotive, chemical, construction, health care, manufacturing, & public utility industries to Fortune 500 companies & small businesses throughout the country. In 2011, ESS was featured in Time Magazine advertorial by the National Urban League and on MSNBC Your Business & Nightly News with Brian Williams. In 2012, Cincinnati Business Courier recognized ESS as one of the 55 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Greater Cincinnati, and were awarded MBE Supplier of the Year by Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC), Small Business of the Year (6+Employees) Business to Business by the Cincinnati African American Chamber, and MBE Supplier of the Year Class I Award from Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council. Personally, Lonnie has received multiple awards, accolades, and honors; YMCA Black and Hispanic Achiever (2009), Wyoming (Ohio) Citizens of the Year (2009), “I AM EMPOWERED AWARD” from the National Urban League (2011) and SBA Small Business Person of the Year. In March 2014, Lonnie graduated from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program; Certificate of Entrepreneurship (Babson College), Urban League of Greater Cincinnati’s African American Business Development Program (2011). His commitment to his community and faith is demonstrated through his Board Membership with The Greater Cincinnati YMCA and City Gospel Mission and to his local church where he has served as a Board Member, Elder, and Associate Pastor. Lonnie has been married to Erica for 26 years with three children; Laila, Lonnie II, & Lance.