Board of Directors & Advisory Committee

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Board of Directors represents the private sector, the fire service, fire service survivors, and government. All members have a strong interest in fire safety. Advisory Board members lend additional expertise and support to the Foundation’s programs.

The Board establishes Foundation priorities and supervises all activities. In addition, the Board oversees the administration of donations for the benefit of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park, the annual Memorial Weekend, and related services for the survivors of fallen firefighters.

Board of Directors

Chief Dennis Compton
Chief Dennis Compton
International Fire Service Training Association
Chairman of the Board

Bill Webb
Bill Webb
Congressional Fire Services Institute
Vice-Chairman of the Board
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L. Seth Statler
National Fire Protection Association
Treasurer of the Board
Troy Markel
Troy Markel
VFIS
Secretary of the Board

Mary Bynum
Mary Bynum
State Farm Fire and Casualty
Dep. Chief William Goldfeder, EFO
Dep. Chief William Goldfeder, EFO
Loveland-Symmes Fire Dept., Ohio
Chief Charles Hood
Chief Charles Hood
San Antonio Fire Dept.
Bob Jacobs
Bob Jacobs
Frederick (MD) Fire Service

Michael LeonardMichael Leonard
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Harold A. Schaitberger
Harold A. Schaitberger
International Association
of Fire Fighters
Philip C. Stittleburg
Chief Philip C. Stittleburg
National Volunteer
Fire Council

Chief G. Keith Bryant
Chief G. Keith Bryant
U.S. Fire Administrator
Ex Officio Member


Advisory Committee

Barry D. Balliet
Barry D. Balliet
Provident

Chief Kevin E. Cooney
Volunteer and Combination Officers Section, IAFC
Thomas Harbour
Thomas Harbour
HarbourFire, LLC
US Forest Service (Ret.)
Carol Jones
Carol Jones
Fire Service Survivor

Kelly M. Kirwan
Kelly M. Kirwan
Motorola Solutions
Mike Robertson
Mike Robertson
DOD Fire Emergency Service/Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation
Athena Schwantes-Hodge
Athena Schwantes-Hodge
Fire Service Survivor
Steve VanderGriend
Steve VanderGriend
Fire Service Survivor

Board Tributes

» Tribute to Former Chairman Hal Bruno
» Tribute to Former Board Member Art Glatfelter
» Tribute to Former Board Member Chief Leonard T. King, Sr.