January 25, 2006—James M. Shannon, president and CEO of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced today the appointment of Lorraine Carli as assistant vice president of communications. Carli will oversee all media activities for the international fire and life safety organization.
“Lorraine brings tremendous experience in all facets of media and public relations,” said Shannon. “She will be instrumental in our efforts to advance an aggressive fire prevention agenda, particularly on our work with the Coalition for Fire Safe Cigarettes, a national effort to require tobacco companies to sell safer cigarettes.”
Prior to joining NFPA, Carli was a public relations consultant working with health care, medical technology, government, and non-profit organizations. Before her role as a consultant Carli was the director of marketing services for Speedline Technologies, overseeing global public relations, marketing communication and advertising; and was director of communications for CareGroup, a network of hospitals in Massachusetts. She began her career in state government, where she was most noted for her more than decade tenure as the director of public affairs for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services.
Carli holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s of Education. She is also an adjunct professor at Emerson College and Suffolk University in Boston, teaching graduate public relations courses.
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