Board of Directors

NFPA board members are chosen from various disciplines and backgrounds and are elected based on experience in business, finance, or administration; respect of peers; respect as a member of the safety community; commitment to the Association's goals; and appreciation for the relationship NFPA must maintain with the changing needs of society.

2015 Board of Directors
First row: Keith Williams, Jim Pauley, Ernest Grant, Julie Rochman
Second row: William Stewart, Ned Pettus, Jr., Russell Leavitt, Donald Cook, Bruce Mullen, Eric Rosenbaum
Third Row: R. David Paulison, Kwame Cooper, Thomas Lawson, Dennis Berry, Michael Wallace, Peter J.G. Willse, Amy Acton, Philip Stittleburg

  • Chair: Ernest J. Grant, RN, MSN, PhD (C), FAAN, Outreach Nurse Clinician, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
  • First Vice Chair: Randolph W. Tucker, Consultant, The Woodlands, TX
  • Second Vice Chair: Keith E. Williams, President/CEO, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., Northbrook, IL
  • Secretary: Amy R. Acton, Executive Director, The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Inc., Grandville, MI
  • Treasurer: Thomas A. Lawson, Executive Vice President, FM Global, Johnston, RI
  • Immediate Past Chair: Philip C. Stittleburg, Chief, La Farge Fire Department, La Farge, WI
  • President/CEO: Jim Pauley, NFPA, Quincy, MA
  • John Bonney
    Director, Alendi Consulting Ltd., Ropley, UK
  • Donald R. Cook
    Chief Electrical Inspector, Shelby County, AL
  • Kwame Cooper
    Battalion Chief, Los Angeles City Fire Department, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tonya L. Hoover
    State Fire Marshal, Sacramento, CA
  • Russell B. Leavitt
    Executive Chairman and Board Member, Telgian Corporation, Tempe, AZ
  • R. David Paulison
    Consultant, Global Emergency Solutions, Davie, FL
  • Ned Pettus, Jr.
    Fire Chief, Columbus Division of Fire, Columbus, OH
  • Julie A. Rochman
    President & CEO, Institute for Business & Home Safety, Tampa, FL
  • Eric R. Rosenbaum
    Vice President, Hughes Associates, Inc. Baltimore, MD
  • Harold A. Schaitberger
    General President, IAFF, Washington, DC
  • William A. Stewart
    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Michael Wallace
    Director, Global Codes and Standards, UTC Building & Industrial Systems, Farmington, CT
  • Peter J.G. Willse, P.E., FSFPE
    Vice President, Director of Research, XL GAPS, Hartford, CT
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