TJ Thorn

Vice President, Safety & Security/Chief Safety Officer

TJ Thorn is Vice President of Safety and Security/Chief Safety Officer with additional responsibilities over environmental compliance for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA.) 

Mr. Thorn has more than 25 years of experience in environment, health, and safety within the manufacturing and transportation industries. Before coming to SORTA, he held the position of Environmental Health and Safety Group Leader over four manufacturing sites for Nippon Sheet Glass. He also worked at the Transit Authority of Lexington, KY, where he held the positions of Assistant General Manager and Director of Risk Management. And previous to that time he served as EHS Manager/Industrial Engineer for Hoover Wire Products, where he managed the health, safety, and environmental program. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and an associate’s degree from Bluegrass Community and Technical College. TJ is a certified Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician, Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer and National Safety Council CPR/First-Aid and AED Trainer. TJ has completed his Transportation Safety Security Program (TSSP) certificate for both rail and bus. And in 2019 he became an Associate Staff Instructor for the USDOT Transportation Safety Institute.