Tony DeCresie brings a very diverse and extensive background spanning numerous industries – working with both public and private entities. He is a nationally recognized training manager with several different organizations over the past 25 years. Tony’s primary area of focus revolves around public works safety, transportation, highway & road work site safety training and basic heavy equipment operations safety. Tony’s dedication to training has led him to become well-versed in a broad spectrum of OSHA and DOT safety training topics. He previously served as a DOT Certified Safety Manager and as the Director of the Road Scholar Certification Program and the Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Tony currently serves as the National Training Director and a Senior Safety Instructor for Training USA.
Stacie has over 30 years of experience in General Administration and Municipal Finance working with local governments. She maintains our training calendar and trainer assignment; manages and updates our online training platform; coordinates our CEU program; and works tirelessly to make sure the training experiences of our participants are the absolute best in the industry. Stacie is a true joy to work with as any of our clients will tell you from experience.
Stacie serves as the Customer Relations Manager for Training USA.
Mike Mahoney has worked over 39 years in the Environmental Health & Safety industry with experience working as an environmental health and safety manager, consultant, trainer, emergency response division manager, a government certified risk assessor and an inspector. He is a certified OSHA instructor and specializes in the development, implementation and administration of safety and environmental programs according to Federal, State, and Local regulations, policies and procedures. Mike is also a certified DOT Instructor.
Mike serves as a Senior Environmental Health & Safety Consultant for Training USA, Inc.
Noel "Chuck" Beneke
Chuck has been a Safety Professional for more than 30 years. He has
worked as a Safety Manager for general industry and a Project Safety
Manager in Heavy Industrial Construction as well as Residential Construction. Chuck has taught OSHA 500, OSHA 501, OSHA 510 & OSHA 511 in Hawaii and Florida. He was twice Chairman of the Hawaii OSHA Advisory Committee and a board member of the Pacific Education Center in Honolulu, HI
Chuck serves as a Senior Safety Trainer for Training USA, Inc.
Mike Butz is a retired Coast Guard Veteran. During his 31 years of service, he served as a Commanding Officer of 5 Coast Guard units. From 2002-2004 he served as the School Chief for the Coast Guard Boat Operations School in Yorktown, Virginia where he specialized in curriculum development and Instructional Systems Design. Upon retiring from the Coast Guard, Mike worked in the Heavy Marine Construction industry where he specialized in Safety and Environmental Health, Inspections, Auditing and Training.
Mike serves as a Senior Safety Trainer for Training USA, and his specialties include Heavy Equipment Operations, Job Risk Assessment and Work Zone Hazard Analysis.
Bill Funderburk has been involved with Construction Safety for 38 years. As a Construction Safety Director, he was involved in construction projects of up to $600 million all over the United States. He supervised multiple contractors in nuclear power, food processing, airports, gas and oil refineries – just to name a few. He was heavily involved with on-site training for all types of contractors. He takes great pride in the excellent safety record he’s maintained for ALL the projects he has supervised. Bill has been a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals since 1989.
Bill serves as a Senior Safety Trainer for Training USA and specialties include Underground Excavation & Trench Safety, Fall Protection and Confined Space Entry safety.
Renato Martinez Jr. is a retired Master Sergeant from the Hillsborough County, FL Sheriff’s Office with over 30 years of service in the public safety field. Renato possesses extensive experience in the fields of law enforcement, criminal investigation and security operations. Renato has also served as the Deputy Director of Community Services to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office. Renato received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University.
Renato serves as a Safety Trainer for Training USA, Inc.
Jim Hock is a retired Fire Chief from Del City, OK with over 35 years of experience in the public safety field. In addition to his career in the fire service, Jim served as a CLEET Certified Peace Officer, a National Certified Emergency Medical Technician, and Del City’s Emergency Manager. Jim is currently a volunteer Emergency Management Specialist for Oklahoma County and serves as a Type III Operations Section Chief for the Oklahoma Incident Management Team.
Jim serves as a Safety and Training Consultant for Training USA, Inc.
Larry Carter is an Authorized Trainer at the University of Texas at Arlington with over 50 years of experience in the Electrical field. He has served as an Aviation Electrician in the Navy, a Master Electrician in the private sector and a Public Instructor for the Texas LTAP (Local Technical Assistance Program) Electrical Safety Training Program for municipal employees. Larry is skilled in Electrical Operations, High Voltage terminations and programming. Larry received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas and his Master’s Degree in Digital Forensics from Sam Houston State University.
Larry serves as the Senior Electrical Safety Consultant for Training USA, Inc.
Diann Wilson is a Subject Matter Expert in Planning and Procurement with over 22 years of experience in the field. She was the Public Assistance Deputy for Oklahoma Emergency Management for 4 years. Diann has served as a Master Trainer on grant writing and fund distributions of local, state and federal funds. She has also served as the Criminal Justice and Emergency Planning Director for Texoma Council of Government. She has extensive expertise in the fields of grant management, plan development, curriculum development and traffic incident management systems. Diann is the author of the DVD “Grantwriting 101” produced through Penwell Educational Books and Videos. Diann is a FHWA certified master trainer and an approved TIMS (Traffic Incident Management Systems) coalition trainer.
Coming from Gen Z, Isabella brings a new set of eyes to the team. Since 2014, Isabella has been employed with several of our divisions working on a variety of projects including website creation, accounting, student testing and customer relations. Isabella is skilled at video production, website development, creating training class PowerPoint presentations and public relations. She has a motivation to make our customers happy with every class. We’re excited to watch her continue to grow and take on a bigger role within our team.
Kim Johnson served as the Manager of the Texas Local Technical Assistance Program (TxLTAP) at the University of Texas at Arlington for several years where she developed curriculum to help local county and city governments advance their highway and transportation knowledge and public works safety training programs. Kim is skilled in project management, education and program implementation. Kim has spent most of her career educating students. Kim received her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas and her Master’s Degree in Education from Sam Houston State University.
Kim serves as the National Curriculum Director & Major Event Coordinator for Training USA, Inc.
Scott Johnson is a retired Commercial Construction Superintendent of 29 years. As a superintendent, he built projects all throughout Texas. Scott’s most memorable projects are The Center for Space and Science Education at Tyler Junior College, the U.S. Army Replacement Hospital at Ford Hood and the Liberty Mutual Headquarters in Plano, TX. He was certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Safety Trained Construction Supervisor. Scott values safety and quality in all of his projects. Scott also worked as a Subject Matter Expert for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) with a focus on roadway maintenance and operations in FHWA’s Tribal Technical Assistance Program.
Scott serves as a Senior Safety Trainer for Training USA, Inc.