NFPA names new officers and members to board of directors

Published on June 2, 2008

June 2, 2008 – New members and officers of the board of directors of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) were elected today at the Association’s World Safety Conference & Exposition®.

Elections take effect as of the close of the opening general session.

Officers changing positions on the board are: Paul M. Fitzgerald, of Holliston, Massachusetts from first vice chair to chair; Thomas W. Jaeger, of Great Falls, Virginia from second vice chair to first vice chair; Philip C. Stittleburg, of La Farge, Wisconsin from secretary to second vice chair; and Vincent Bollon, of Alexandria, Virginia remains treasurer. Board member H. Wayne Boyd of Sacramento, California has been elected to serve as secretary.

Fitzgerald is the former president and CEO of Factory Mutual Engineering and Research. He has more than 30 years experience at Factory Mutual where he served in many capacities, including executive and engineering positions within specific divisions of the company. He has served as a member of various committees at NFPA and the National Fire Protection Research Foundation. He has also served on Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Fire Safety Board of Advisors.

Jaeger is president of Jaeger & Associates, LLC, a consulting fire protection engineering firm. Jaeger has over 38 years of experience and is a registered engineer. He has served as a member and chairman of several NFPA technical committees and served on the Standards Council from 1980-1989. He was awarded the NFPA Standards Medal in 1997 and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers in 2001.

Stittleburg is currently a partner in the law firm of Jenkins and Stittleburg in La Farge, Wisconsin and has been the La Farge, Wisconsin fire chief since 1977. He is chairman of the National Volunteer Fire Council. In 1998, he was awarded Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year by Fire Chief Magazine.

Bollon, a New York City firefighter for 30 years, was twice awarded the medal for bravery and received nine merit awards during his tenure. He is currently in his fifth four-year term as General Secretary-Treasurer for the International Association of Firefighters. In addition, he has held leadership positions on several national and New York state associations.

Boyd is president of U.S. Safety & Engineering Corporation, an international firm specializing in fire protection and security products. He has served on several NFPA technical committees, including NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code and NFPA 720, Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms in Dwelling Units. He is a member of NFPA’s Research and Education Sections and the California State Fire Marshal’s Public Education Committee.

New members are James M. Clark of Germantown, Tennessee and Philip J. DiNenno of Baltimore, Maryland .

Clark is vice president of finance in the electrical division of Thomas & Betts Corporation in Memphis, Tennessee. Since 2001, he has worked for the company which is in the business of designing, manufacturing and marketing electrical components and systems. Previously, he held positions at Talon LLC and Cooper Industries, Inc. He is a graduate Aquinas College and University of Chicago graduate school.

DiNenno is president of Hughes Associates of Baltimore, Maryland, a global fire protection engineering firm where he has worked for more than 20 years. Previous to Hughes Associates, he held positions at Benjamin/Clarke Associates and Professional Loss Control. DiNenno holds a degree in fire protection engineering from the University of Maryland and has held positions as a lecturer and instructor there through the years. He is a fellow and past president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

NFPA has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

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