Fire 2020

Board of Directors

Members of FIRE 20/20's Board of Directors come from around the country and share a commitment to building and stewarding a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Their insights and experiences help FIRE 20/20 to create and deliver programs that speak to present-day leadership as well as a new generation of Fire/EMS personnel.
Learn more about our Board members by clicking on their names below.

Board Members

  • Bob Oliver 9-19-13

    Robert Oliver , President

    Robert Oliver is the Retired Deputy Fire Chief of the Redmond, WA, Fire Department. He joined the department in 2005 after retiring as Deputy Chief and 33 years of service with the Phoenix Fire Department.

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  • Jeff Emery

    Jeff Emery , Vice-President

    Jeff Emery is the Global Marketing Manager for Fire Services at Scott Safety, a global leader in production of firefighter safety products.

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    Dr. Matt Hinds-Aldrich , Secretary

    Dr. Matt Hinds-Aldrich is a full-time Assistant Professor of Fire Science at Anna Maria College. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Kent in England. His doctoral research focused upon the concept of firefighter culture.

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    Kim Henry

    Kim Henry is the Vice President of Marketing at PBI Performance Products, Inc., The Americas.  Kim brings a wealth of marketing and sales experience to the FIRE 20/20 board.

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    Johnny Brewington

    Johnny Brewington is the Immediate Past President, International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters (IABPFF), and currently serving as the City of East Cleveland (Ohio) Civil Service Commission Vice-president.

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  • Executive Director Larry Sagen

    Larry Sagen

    FIRE 20/20 Founder Larry Sagen has been involved in marketing, community organizing, organizational development, and change management for 30 years. He has worked with Fire/EMS departments across the US and Canada.

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    Ron Siarnicki

    Ronald Jon Siarnicki became the Executive Director of the International Fallen Firefighters Foundation in 2001, after retiring as Fire Chief of Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department.

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  • Virtual Faculty Member Adam Thiel

    Adam Thiel

    Adam Thiel has served with distinction in four states—Maryland, North Carolina, Arizona and Virginia. He is currently the Fire Chief for the City of Alexandria, VA.

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