Membership and Chapter Relations Standing Committee

Scope of Work

The Standing Committee on Members and Chapters (CMC) is responsible for the recruitment and retention of members as well as recognizing member achievements. Committee members receive recommendations of fire protection engineers or related professionals to consider recognition for their stature or significant, noteworthy accomplishments. The Committee fosters communication among chapters, HQ and the Board of Directors. The Committee is also responsible for helping in the formation of new chapters, creating stronger ties between the chapter and SFPE and identifying opportunities for the chapters to help in disseminating SFPE news and information that is relevant to their constituencies.

Committee Members

Committee Chair: Bill Koffel
Staff Liaison: Julie Gordon

Clay Aler (2018)
Paul Anslow (2018)
Oluwasegun Badmus (2018)
Ray Bizal (2019)
Thomas Christman (2019)
William Clay (2018)
Arthur Cote (2018)
Matthew Daelhousen (2019)
Sam Dannaway (2018)
Matthew Drewello (2018)
Derek Duval (2018)
Doug Fisher (2018)
Thomas Forsythe (2018)
Deborah Freeland (2018)
Dave Frable (2018)
Robert Gagnon (2018)
Meghan Goodwin (2020)
Thomas Gray (2018)
Robert Hanson (2018)
Timothy Hawthorne (2018)
Steve Hill (2018)
Dalower Hossain (2018)
Dale Jenkins (2020)
Gerald Johnson (2018)
Joseph Johnson (2018)
Jack Kilavuz (2020)
James Lugar (2018)
Anthony Militello (2018)
Jeri Morey (2018)
Mohamad Nizam (2018)
Kelly Opert (2018)
Orlando Pernites (2018)
Purushotham Pakala (2018)
Wilfreda Ramos (2018)
Richard Reitberger (2018)
Steve Sheldon (2018)
Saif Ahmad Siddiqui (2019)
Sarge Slicer (2018)
Christine Swanson Ness (2018)
John Stofa (2018)
Shamim Rashid-Sumar (2018)
Jared Thibodaux (2020)
Tracy Vecchiarelli (2019)
Thomas Wright (2018)


Subcommittees

Awards

Scope of Work

The Awards Subcommittee reviews the nominations and makes selection of awards for final approval by the SFPE Board of Directors.

Committee Members

Subcommittee Chair: Samuel S. Dannaway
Staff Liaison: Julie Gordon

  • Raymond Bizal
  • Tom Christman
  • Thomas Forsythe
  • Stephen Hill

Chapter Relations

Scope of Work

This Subcommittee is responsible for looking at ways to strengthen and better align the Society’s mission with the work of the chapters. In 2016, this Subcommittee will be working to advance the work that was done at the annual conference in Philadelphia and to create and finalize a strategic plan for HQ and the chapters.

Committee Members

Subcommittee Chair: Timothy A. Hawthorne
Staff Liaison: Julie Gordon

  • Paul Anslow
  • William Clay
  • Derek Duval
  • Doug Fisher
  • Deborah Freeland
  • Robert Gagnon
  • James Lugar
  • Jeri Mori
  • Kelly Opert
  • Shamim Rashid-Sumar
  • Steve Sheldon
  • Christine Swanson
  • Tracy Vecchiarelli

Membership Growth and Advocacy

Scope of Work

This Subcommittee is responsible for looking at ways to recruit new Society members through campaigns and marketing. This Subcommittee also is responsible for reviewing member services to ensure the Society has a strong value proposition to ensure retention of members.

Committee Members

Subcommittee Chair: Robert M. Gagnon
Staff Liaison: Julie Gordon

  • Derek Duval
  • Robert Hanson
  • Timothy Hawthorne
  • Mohamad Nizam
  • Kelly Opert
  • John Stofa
  • Christine Swanson Ness

Qualifications

Scope of Work

This Subcommittee evaluates applications for Professional Member against the membership criteria in the SFPE Constitution and Bylaws. The Subcommittee evaluates nominations for the grade of Fellow and makes selections for final approval by the SFPE Board of Directors.

Committee Members

Subcommittee Chair: Sarge Slicer
Staff Liaison: Julie Gordon

  • Clay Aler
  • Matt Daelhousen
  • Matthew Drewello
  • Dave Frable
  • Deborah Freeland
  • Thomas Gray
  • George Laverick
  • Anthony Militello
  • Richard Reitberger
  • Steven Sheldon
  • Thomas Wright      

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