NFPA Board re-elects officers and elects new members

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Tonya Hoover

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>