Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 23, 2013
The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) has announced the appointment of Nicole Testa Boston as its fifth executive director. Boston will assume her duties at SFPE on October 7, 2013.
Boston is currently deputy director at Fiatech, an industry led-consortium based at the University of Texas at Austin. Fiatech helps deploy technologies that improve how capital projects are designed, engineered, constructed, and maintained.
“We are excited Boston will be leading our organization that is committed to advancing the science and technology of fire protection engineering,” said SFPE President, Joshua Elvove. “She brings over 18 years of experience at leading associations in the engineering and construction fields, with previous positions at the Building Futures Council, as well as the Civil Engineering Research Foundation and the American Public Works Association.”
Boston is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and has served on numerous councils and committees for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She has been published in a variety of industry journals and trade magazines, and frequently presents at international industry conferences. Boston received a bachelor's degree from American University’s School of International Service and received a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
“Not only does Boston bring an understanding of the engineering field, she has deep experience as an association executive on the matters that are important to SFPE – advancing services, membership recruitment, particularly among young engineers, and international expansion,” said Search Committee Chair, Dan Arnold.
About Society of Fire Protection Engineers
Organized in 1950, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is the professional organization that represents engineers engaged in fire protection worldwide. Through its membership of over 4,800 professionals and 75 international chapters, SFPE advances the science and practice of fire protection engineering while maintaining a high ethical standard. SFPE and its members serve to make the world a safer place by reducing the burden of unwanted fire through the application of science and technology. To become a member, go to http://www.sfpe.org .