Jim PauleyJim Pauley was named NFPA President in 2014.

Mr. Pauley previously served as senior vice president of External Affairs and Government Relations for Schneider Electric in Lexington, KY. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Mr. Pauley has served in a number of codes and standards-related activities including chairman of the board for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), chairman of NFPA’s Standards Council and chair of the High Performance Building Council for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).

Mr. Pauley succeeded James M. Shannon who served as NFPA president from 2002 to July 2014. Mr. Shannon served at NFPA for 23 years, having joined the organization as vice president and general counsel in 1991. He had previously served as a Member of Congress representing Massachusetts and as Massachusetts Attorney General. 

For more information about Mr. Pauley, contact NFPA's Public Affairs office, +1 617 984-7275.

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  • James Shannon James Shannon served as NFPA President from 2002 to July 2014.
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