Meet the SFPE Staff

Executive Office


Chris Jelenewicz, Chief Executive Officer | 301-915-9728

Contact Chris about governance, strategy, code of conduct, and professional ethics.

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

Contact Bryan about the board of directors, board nominations, and office operations.

Kristin Hughes, Senior Accountant/Assistant Controller

Contact Kristin Hughes about account receivables/payables and invoicing



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

Contact Chris about the RTM committee, Handbook, standards & guides, CEN reference codes, ANSI, and ISO. 

RT.jpgGlynis Thompson, PE, Professional Qualifications Manager | 301-915-9720

Contact Glynis about FPE competencies, credentialing, model curriculum, ABET, NCEES/PE Exam, position statements, and Women in Fire Protection Engineering.

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

Contact Ryan about the performance-based design standard, the 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 conferences, symposia, and contract seminars.

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

Contact Travis about the PE Exam review course and new course development.

Jennifer Chambers, Education Coordinator | 301-915-9727

Contact Jennifer about registration for our conferences & symposia, webinars, and PDH certificates.

Membership and Marketing

Ben Fogel, Membership Manager | 301-915-9733

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

Kristin Griffes, Industry Partnerships & Business Development Manager | 301-915-9721

Contact Kristin for any industry partnership initiatives, conference and exhibiting opportunities, custom sponsorships, and advertising. If you are a business looking to reach those within SFPE’s diverse database and/or contribute to the SFPE Foundation’s research initiatives, student travel fund, or additional collaboration opportunities, contact Kristin.

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

Contact Austin about outreach and communications, periodicals, publications, news briefs, social media, compensation report, careers, Fire Technology Journal, SFPE Europe Digital Magazine and  Fire Protection Engineering magazine.

Aunyea Hall, Membership & Marketing Associate | 301-915-9725

Contact Aunyea about membership inquiries, invoicing, webinar promotions, and SFPE Connect

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

Contact Eva about chapters and SFPE Europe.



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

Contact Leslie about the SFPE Foundation, Grand Challenges Initiative, Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) program, and Foundation 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, Database & Partnership Operations Manager | 301-915-9722

Contact her with any questions regarding individual, chapter, or industry donations, pledges, invoices, or receipts for payments made to SFPE or SFPE Foundation for membership or industry collaboration.