NFPA Completes Board of Director Officers Election

Raj Arora, CEO of Jensen Hughes, is a new director on the NFPA Board. The industry veteran has worked in all facets of fire protection.

QUINCY, Mass. — The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) completed the election of its current slate of directors, including one new member, during the organization’s virtual annual meeting this week.

Amy Acton, a burn survivor, former burn nurse and nurse manager, and CEO of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, is serving her second year of a two-year term as chair. Acton became the second female chair of the NFPA Board in the organization’s 125-year history last year.

The affirmed slate of officers includes Russell Leavitt as first vice chair; R. David Paulison as second vice chair; John Bonney as secretary; Donald Cook and Kwame Cooper as assistant secretaries; Roger Montembeault as treasurer; Michael Wallace as assistant treasurer; and Keith Williams as immediate past chair.

Raj Arora was elected as a new director on the NFPA Board. Arora has more than 20 years’ experience working in all facets of fire protection. He is the CEO of Jensen Hughes — a safety, security and risk-based engineering and consulting firm based in Baltimore, a role he has held since 2019.
Before that, Arora served as the consultancy’s president of strategy and business development, leading the company’s software innovation, business development, marketing, communications, strategy, and M&A operations.

His first professional role upon graduating college was at Tyco Int’l, a firm he returned to (now Johnson Controls) five years prior to joining Jensen Hughes, where he ultimately rose to vice president and general manager of fire detection and special hazards products. Arora also spent 10 years as executive vice president of Arora Engineers and Arora Systems Group, overseeing profit and loss operations, quality assurance and control, and business development.

Arora joins NFPA Board of Directors members Brion Callori, Reginald Freeman, William Fries and Lou Paulson, who were elected to their second three-year terms.

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