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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.

NFPA Board of Directors 

Front row – Keith Williams, Reginald Freeman, Sally Everett
Second row  – Russell Leavitt, Teresa Deloach Reed, Brion Callori, William Fries, Stacy Welch, Bruce Mullen
Third row  – R. David Paulison, John Bonney, Patrick Morrison, Eric Rosenbaum, Mike Wallace, Amy Acton, Martha Connors
Fourth row - Kwame Cooper, Louis Paulson, Roger Montembeault, Hatem Kheir, Jim Pauley, Donald Cook




Keith E. Williams, President/CEO, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., Northbrook, Illinois

First Vice Chair
Amy R. Acton, Executive Director, The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan
Second Vice Chair

Russell B. Leavitt, Executive Chairman, Telgian Corporation, Tempe, Arizona

Donald R. Cook, Chief Electrical Inspector, Shelby County Department of Development Services, Pelham, Alabama

Roger W. MontembeaultOwner/Consultant, The Montembeault Group, Inc., Tampa, Florida

Assistant Treasurer
Kwame Cooper, Assistant Chief, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles, California  
Jim Pauley, NFPA, Quincy, Massachusetts


Term expires 2020
  • Jeffery C. Cash, Fire Chief/Emergency Manager, City of Cherryville Fire Department, Cherryville, North Carolina
  • Eric R. Rosenbaum, Senior Vice President, Specialty Services, Jensen Hughes, Baltimore, Maryland
  • James Sullivan, Westford, Massachusetts
Term expires 2021
  • John Bonney, Owner/Consultant, Alendi Consulting Ltd., Ropley, United Kingdom
  • Brion Callori, Vice President of Engineering and Research, FM Global, Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Martha Connors, Digital Media and Marketing Consultant, Newton, Massachusetts
  • Reginald D. Freeman, Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Management, Hartford Fire Department, Hartford, Connecticut
  • William J. Fries, Supervising Fire Protection Engineer; Pentagon Fire Marshal; Deputy Director of the Standards and Compliance Division, Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
  • R. David Paulison, Owner/Consultant, Global Emergency Solutions, Davie, Florida
  • Louis Paulson, Former California Professional Firefighters President, Walnut Creek, California
  • Michael Wallace, West Palm Beach, Florida
Term expires 2022
  • Hatem Kheir, Owner/General Manager, Kheir Group, Cairo, Egypt

  • Teresa L. Deloach Reed, Oakland Fire Department (retired), Oakland, California

  • Stacy N. Welch, Vice President, Fire Protection & Life Safety, Marriott International, Bethesda, Maryland

  • Patrick J. Morrison, Assistant to the General President for Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine, International Association of Fire Fighters, Washington, D.C.

Association officers

  • Executive Vice President: Bruce Mullen, NFPA Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Assistant Secretary: Sally Everett, NFPA, Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Chief Financial Officer: Paul DeFronzo, NFPA, Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 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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