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Jim Pauley

Jim Pauley, President and CEO

Jim Pauley is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). NFPA is a global, non-profit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the NFPA Research Foundation.

Prior to joining NFPA, Mr. Pauley concluded a 30-year career in the electrical and energy industry where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Government Relations for Schneider Electric. 

Mr. Pauley has served in a number of past leadership positions including Chairman of the Board for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and was a licensed professional engineer in Kentucky.

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

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