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.