Lisa Schaffner, VPSF President
Leadership of VPSF is provided by directors who are selected from Virginia's public safety community, government, and business chamber. Special attention is paid to recruiting a board that represents Virginia's diverse population and geographic regions.
VPSF's president chairs the board of directors. Special regard is given to the president emeritus and vice president (president-elect) who, along with the president, form the three-person executive committee. The executive committee is charged with making management decisions that are necessary between quarterly meetings of the full board of directors.
Members of the VPSF board are required to participate in quarterly board meetings where strategic decisions are made on budgets, programs and public relations.
VPSF takes great pride in its active board of Virginia leaders, which includes all of Virginia's former governors.
President - Lisa Schaffner, Cranemasters
Vice President - Billy Shelton, Retired - Virginia Department of Fire Programs
Past President - John Venuti, AVP for Public Safety, VCU & VCUHS
Treasurer - Frank S. Warren, Jr., CPA, Harris, Hardy & Johnson
Board of Directors
Chief David Hoback, Roanoke Fire & EMS
Chuck James, Partner, Williams Mullen
Brent Johnson, Chief Deputy, Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney
Sheriff Gabriel Morgan, Newport News Sheriff's Office
Corey Parker, Deputy Chief, Loudoun County Fire & Rescue
Eric Mauro, Vice President, Corporate Security Services, UPS
Cookie Scott, Retired, Virginia Department of Corrections
Marc Gaudette, Retired, Dominion Energy
Senator George Allen
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling
Governor Jim Gilmore
Governor Linwood Holton
Senator Tim Kaine, United States Senate
Governor Terry McAuliffe
Senator Charles S. Robb
Senator Mark Warner, United States Senate
Governor L. Douglas Wilder