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During the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo, earlier this week in Chicago, Board of
Directors’ members were elected and re-elected. Among the current 23 members, *Philip
C. Stittleburg* of La Farge, Wis., has been re-elected as board chair; *Ernest J.
Grant* of Chapel Hill, N.C.,
has been re-elected to the board as first vice chair; Philip J. DiNenno of Baltimore, Md., has been re-elected
as second vice chair; Randolph W. Tucker of The Woodlands, Texas, has been
re-elected as secretary; and H. Wayne Boyd, of Sacramento, Calif., has
been re-elected as treasurer.
New members elected
to the board include *Tonya L.
Hoover, of Sacramento, Calif.; and Thomas
A. Lawson*, of Johnston, R.I.
Hoover was appointed State Fire Marshal
in 2011 after serving as Acting State Fire Marshal since 2009, having served as
the Assistant State Fire Marshal from 2007. She has been actively involved in
fire prevention, public education and risk mitigation for more than 20 years.
She is a recipient of the Northern California Fire Prevention Officers' Charlie
Gray Award for Outstanding Service to NorCal Fire Prevention Officers and
received the 2011 Bringing Fire Safety Home Award from the Home Fire Sprinkler
Coalition and NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative’s.
Lawson is executive vice president at
FM Global. In his role at FM Global, he is responsible for global insurance
operations. Elected to his current position in 2009, Lawson is a recognized
expert in industrial manufacturing risk. For more than 30 years, he has served
in a variety of managerial positions, including senior vice president,
engineering and research; vice president, operations manager – forest products;
field vice president and operations underwriting manager; regional engineering
manager; and operations manager.</p>