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NFPA 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.

2017 NFPA Board of Directors 

Left side: (Front row) Amy Acton, Eric Rosenbaum, Thomas Lawson, William Stewart, Peter J. Gore Willse
(Second row) James Sullivan, Jeffery Cash, Dennis Berry, Donald Cook, Ernest Grant
Right side: (Front row) Randolph Tucker, Kwame Cooper, Teresa Deloach Reed
(Second row) Jim Pauley, Russell Leavitt, Keith Williams, Stacey Welch
Third row) John Bonney. R. David Paulison, Bruce Mullen, Roger Montembeault, Michael Wallace, Hatem Kheir
Missing from photo: Harold Schaitberger, Tonya Hoover



Randolph W. Tucker, Owner/Consultant, Tucker Consulting Associates, Houston, Texas
First Vice Chair
Keith E. Williams, President/CEO, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., Northbrook, IL
Second Vice Chair
Amy R. Acton, Executive Director, The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI
Donald R. Cook, Chief Electrical Inspector, Shelby County Department of Development Services, Pelham, Alabama
Thomas A. Lawson, President & CEO, FM Global, Johnston, RI
Assistant Treasurer
Kwame Cooper, Assistant Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles, California
Immediate Past Chair
Ernest J. Grant, Ph.D., Program Manager, Outreach and Education, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Jim Pauley, NFPA, Quincy, MA


Term expires 2018
  • John Bonney, Owner/Consultant, Alendi Consulting Ltd., Ropley, United Kingdom
  • R. David Paulison, Owner/Consultant, Global Emergency Solutions, Davie, Florida
  • Harold A. Schaitberger, General President, IAFF, Washington, DC
  • William A. Stewart, Owner/Consultant, William A. Stewart Consulting Services, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Michael Wallace, Executive Director, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, Jupiter, Florida
  • Peter J. Gore Willse, P.E., FSFPE, Vice President, Director of Research, XL Catlin, Hartford, Connecticut
Term expires 2019
  • Tonya L. Hoover, Emmitsburg, Maryland
  • Hatem Kheir, Owner/General Manager, Kheir Group, Cairo, Egypt
  • Teresa L. Deloach Reed, Oakland Fire Department (retired), Oakland, California
  • Stacy N. Welch, Sr. Director, Fire Protection & Life Safety, Marriott International, Bethesda, Maryland
Term expires 2020
  • Jeffery C. Cash, Fire Chief/Emergency Manager, City of Cherryville Fire Department, Cherryville, North Carolina
  • Russell B. Leavitt, Executive Chairman, Telgian Corporation, Tempe, AZ
  • Roger Montembeault, Owner/Consultant, The Montembeault Group, Inc., Tampa, FL
  • Eric R. Rosenbaum, Vice President, Jensen Hughes, Baltimore, MD
  • James Sullivan, President, IDG International Publishing Services, Framingham, MA

Association officers

  • Stacy N. Welch
    Senior Director, Fire Protection and Life Safety, Marriott International
  • Stacy N. Welch
    Senior Director, Fire Protection and Life Safety, Marriott International
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