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.

Executive Leadership

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

Honorary Directors

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