AFSA Staff

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As President of the American Fire Sprinkler Association, Frank Mortl III, CAE performs a variety of administrative oversight roles, is charged with the implementation of organizational policies and procedures, governmental affairs, and programming related to the Center for Life Safety Education. He also serves as spokesperson for AFSA and, in turn, for the merit shop fire sprinkler industry. Mortl heads external relationships with related industry groups as well as internal relations with AFSA chapters and affiliated state associations. Additionally, Mortl serves on the Board of Directors of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition as well as the National Advisory Committee of the Congressional Fire Services Institute. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Dallas/Fort Worth Association Executives. Mortl has earned the acclaimed Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation, a rare accomplishment within the nonprofit business community. A proud alumnus of Michigan State University and Michigan State University College of Law, Mortl is honored to provide AFSA members with executive-level leadership on behalf of the merit shop fire sprinkler contractor industry through the Association’s training, consulting, communication and representation programs.

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ROLAND HUGGINS, P.E.

Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technical Services

 (214) 349-5965 ext. 121

Roland Huggins, P.E. is the Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technical Services for the American Fire Sprinkler Association.  As part of the executive team he provides guidance on external operations regarding technical elements within the industry.  His primary roles include defining technical positions for AFSA, directing the effort to improve the NFPA standards that drive the installation and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems covering 28 NFPA standards and 38 representatives, as well as oversight on all technical services in support of AFSA members. Roland is a graduate of the University of Maryland and registered in Fire Protection Engineering. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has served on the NFPA Standards Council, and is a member of multiple NFPA technical committees. Other NFPA activities have included participating on the editing of the Sprinkler Handbook and the Fire Protection Handbook.  His national activities involve the NFPA Research Foundation, UL Standard Technical Panels, and NICET. Additionally, Roland is a proud United States military veteran.

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MARLENE GARRETT, CMP

Vice President, Meetings & Operations

(214) 349-5965 ext. 118


Marlene Garrett, CMP is Vice President, meetings & operations. In her new role, she is responsible for providing leadership and direction for each department head in pursuit of various projects and goals within the AFSA organization.  She has oversight of all AFSA meetings and events, including the annual AFSA convention and exhibition, the industry's largest fire sprinkler show. In addition she organizes quarterly board meetings and oversees live and virtual training events for the association. She heads the meetings and events department and is involved in the strategic development and implementation of programs related to training events. She joined AFSA in 1997 as its manager of education services and meetings, and in 1999 she was promoted to director of education and meeting services. In 2016 she was promoted to senior director of meetings and events. In 2005, Mrs. Garrett earned her certified meeting planner (CMP) designation from the Convention Industry Council. She holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of New Mexico and has seven years of education experience in Texas public schools.

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RICHARD CEVALLOS

Education Programs Specialist

(214) 349-5965 ext. 117

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LESLIE CLOUNTS

Director of Education Services

(214) 349-5965 ext. 130

LaVerne Davis

LAVERNE DAVIS

Manager of Accounting

(214) 349-5965 ext. 127

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NICOLE DUVALL

Director of Communications

(214) 349-5965 ext. 126

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BRADLEY ELLIOTT

Director of Member Services

(214) 349-5965 ext. 135

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JOSHUA FISHER

Digital Media Producer and Brand Specialist

(214) 349-5965 ext. 136

Jill Gamble

JILL GAMBLE

Education Systems Coordinator

(214) 349-5965 ext. 128

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ROGER GRAGG

Director of Marketing & Information Technology

(214) 349-5965 ext. 116

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CHARLOTTE JOHNSON

Communications Coordinator

(214) 349-5965 ext. 134

Kevin

KEVIN KORENTHAL

Manager of Chapter Relations

(214) 349-5965 ext. 133

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MARICARMEN MARTINEZ

Meeting Programs Coordinator

(214) 349-5965 ext. 132

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D'ARCY MONTALVO

Manager of Public Relations & Editor - Sprinkler Age

(214) 349-5965 ext. 115

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TOM NOBLE, C.E.T.

Technical Programs Specialist

(214) 349-5965 ext. 125

Christina

CHRISTINA SALES

Meetings & Events Specialist

(214) 349-5965 ext. 113

Angelica

ANGELICA STRINGFELLOW

Accounts Receivable Associate

(214) 349-5965 ext. 110

Amy

AMY SWEENEY

Member Relations Specialist

(214) 349-5965 ext. 119

Tom

TOM WELLEN, P.E.

Senior Manager of Fire Protection Engineering

(214) 349-5965 ext. 129

Jason

JASON WILLIAMS, CET

Manager of ITM Technical Training

(214) 349-5965

Lizzett Zamora

LIZZETT ZAMORA

Financial & Administrative Assistant

(214) 349-5965 ext. 112