Meet the SFPE Staff

Executive Office


Nicole Boston, CAE, Chief Executive Officer | 301-915-9723

Contact Nicole about governance, strategy, code of conduct, ethics

Bryan Bennett, Executive Office Administrator | 301-915-9734

Contact Bryan about the board of directors, nominating, bookkeeping and accounting,  contracts, insurance, IT



Chris Jelenewicz, PE, FSFPE, Chief Engineer | 301-915-9728

Contact Chris about the RTM committee, Handbook, standards & guides, CEN reference codes, ANSI, ISO, competencies, credentialing, model curriculum, ABET, NCEES/PE Exam


Gizelle Jamero, Student Intern

Daniel Morassutti, 
Student Intern


Theodore Saywell, Student Intern

Ryan Tunkel, Standards & Guides Administrator | 301-915-9724

Contact Ryan about performance-based design standard, existing building standard, human behavior guide, peer review guide, tall building guide, NFPA and ICC reference codes

Education & Events


Hana Herron, Education & Events Director | 301-915-9736

Contact Hana about the European Conference, symposiums, and contract seminars.

Travis Conner, Education Development Manager | 301-915-9729

Contact Travis about course development.

Erin Purdy, Education & Events Manager | 301-915-9727

Contact Erin about the PE Exam review course, webinars, seminars, Annual Conference, and PDHs

Membership and Marketing


Kevin Mlutkowski, CAE, Cmty Engagement, Marketing & Communications Director | 301-915-9732

Contact Kevin about growth strategy, career guide, compensation report, outreach, industry partnerships, careers, Fire Technology Journal, Fire Protection Engineering magazine

Ben Fogel, Membership Manager | 301-915-9733

Contact Ben about awards, fellows, upgrading to professional membership, DEI initiatives, and our Special Interest Groups (SIGs), including Women in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Service, Emerging Professionals, and students.

Kristin Griffes, Corporate Relations & Business Development Manager | 301-915-9721

Contact Kristin about Corporate 100, event sponsorships and exhibits, advertising, year-round sponsorships.

Austin Guerrazzi, Marketing & Analytics Manager | 301-915-9730

Contact Austin about periodicals, publications, newsletters, news briefs, digital communications, social media, careers

Eva Przygodzki, Chapter Engagement Manager | 301-915-9726

Contact Eva about chapters and regional groups (e.g., SFPE Europe)

Holden Strausser, Membership & Marketing Associate | 301-915-9725

Contact Holden about membership renewals, new member, database, and SFPE Connect - our online community.



Leslie Marshall, PhD, SFPE Foundation Director | 301-915-9735

Contact Leslie about the SFPE Foundation, Grand Challenges Initiative, Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), awards, and scholarships.

Amanda Tarbet, Research Project Manager | 301-915-9731

Contact Amanda about the Academic Leadership Council, university listings, FEMA grants, awards, and contracts.


Aimee Zube, Donor Relations Manager | 301-915-9722

Contact Aimee about making a donation to the Foundation - annual giving, major gifts, endowments, and planned giving.