Each year the HOF committee accepts nominations into the Child Passenger Safety Hall of Fame. These outstanding child safety professionals come from all areas of Child Passenger Safety. Manufacturers, advocates, designers, researchers and many others are nominated and considered as potential members of this elite group each year.
Looking at many different factors including; Heart, Leadership, Dedication, Compassion and Impact, the committee reviews each nomination. The committee then votes on the current years inductees. Nominees that are not inducted into the current years HOF are eligible for another 5 years to be considered for induction in future years.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the requirements for induction into the CPS Hall of Fame.
Click an inductees’ name below to see their photo and CPS biography.
- Deborah Baer – The Car Seat Lady
- Dr. Marilyn Bull – Automotive Safety Program, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
- Judy Hammond – NHTSA
- Charles “Chuck” Hirata– Maui Police Department (Ret)
- Mike James
- *Mark McCracken – New Mexico State Police (Ret)
- *Dr. Robert Sanders
2017 Inaugural Inductees
- Barbara Birkenshaw – Volkswagen Group of America
- *Joel Bolton – NHTSA
- Paul Butler – Ford Motor Company
- Dave Campbell
- *Emilie Crown – Safe Kids Montgomery Co. MD
- Bill Hall – NC Transportation Research Center
- Carol Helminski – Graco
- Charley Kennington – Pupil Transporation
- Artie Martin – General Motors
- *Cheryl Neverman – NHTSA
- *Annmarie Shelness
- Deborah Stewart – Safe Ride News Publications
- Stephanie Tombrello – SafetyBelt Safe USA
- Lorrie Walker – Safe Kids Worldwide
- Robert (Bob) Wall – NUNA Baby
- Kathy Weber
- Howard Wilson – Chrysler
- Cheryl Wolf – Special Needs Pupil Transporation
Requirements for the Legacy Category
Any person who has been active in a principal role with any Child Passenger Safety program/activities for 20 or more years will be considered a Legacy candidate. A principal role is director, chief executive officer, program coordinator, instructor/educator, technician, volunteer, designer, etc.
Former principal players that are not currently active may also be nominated as possible candidates for the Legacy Category. It is not feasible to list every possibility regarding principal role and the Legacy Category. Through the vetting process of the applications, the CPS Hall of Fame Selection Committee will examine all the credentials; however, the Committee will use 20 years as its initial benchmark and guideline to help assure the nominee qualifies for consideration in the Legacy Category. Anyone who nominates a candidate in the Legacy Category should clearly indicate, as part of the nomination letter, that the nomination is being made specifically for consideration in the Legacy Category of the CPS Hall of Fame.
Requirements for the Contemporary Category
Any person who is or has been active in a principal role with any Child Passenger Safety program/activities will be considered a contemporary candidate. A principal role is director, chief executive officer, program coordinator, instructor/educator, technician, volunteer, designer, etc. There is no minimum timeframe for participation in CPS program/activities.