Director of the Center for Vehicle Safety

Marshall Contino portrait Marshall Contino is the Service Area Manager of Public Health and Safety for Altarum Institute’s Business Advisory Services Group and the Director of the Center for Vehicle Safety. Mr. Contino is a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of consulting experience supporting a broad array of federal and commercial clients to enhance public safety and environmental health programs.

He has led programmatic and technical teams to deliver innovative solutions across the Central Intelligence Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Mr. Contino is an expert in federal and state regulations regarding public safety and environmental health, and has established collaborative relationships with federal officials and commercial vendors. His teams apply expertise to reduce human accidents, injuries, and fatalities.

Before joining Altarum, Mr. Contino formed and led a 23,000-person commercial consulting company’s Occupational Safety and Health Community of Practice. In this capacity, he directed contracts, research and initiatives with staff holding nationally recognized certifications, including Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, and Professional Engineer. He completed broad technical environmental health and safety trainings (e.g., OSHA 6000, HAZWOPER, hearing conservation) and has an expert understanding of federal procurement rules and business development life-cycles.

Mr. Contino is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, and American Traffic Safety Services Association flagger. To lead vehicle safety initiatives that reduce total collisions, injuries, and fatalities resulting from crashes, he has been formally trained in defensive and high-performance driving, and is a keynote speaker for the Network of Employees for Traffic Safety Annual Conference. 

Mr. Contino holds a master’s in science with a concentration in hazardous materials management, from Indiana University. He received a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, with a concentration in energy and waste management, from the University of North Carolina.