IAFC's Executive Edge


The IAFC's Chief's Edge features current chiefs and newly retired chiefs still active in fire and emergency medical services. These leaders have overcome challenges and created a foundation for success in their communities and in the fire service. This program provides a unique opportunity to discuss and engage with other top executives.

Here are some of the faculty who have participated in previous events:

All bios are PDF files.

Jeff Clark
Chandler City (AZ) Fire Department

Bio: Jeff Clark

Chief Brian Cummings Brian Cummings
Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department

Bio: Chief Brian Cummings

Chief Hugo Esparza Hugo Esparza
Plano (TX) Fire Department

Bio: Chief Hugo Esparza

Chief Joanne Hayes White Joanne Hayes-White
San Francisco (CA) Fire Department

Bio: Chief JoAnne Hayes-White

Chief Jeff Johnson Jeffrey Johnson
Chief (Ret.)
Tualatin Valley (OR) Fire & Rescue

Bio: Chief Jeffrey Johnson

Chief Bill Metcalf William "Bill" Metcalf
North County (CA) Fire Protection District

Bio: Chief William Metcalf

Mary Beth Michos Mary Beth Michos
Chief (Ret.), Prince William County (VA) Fire Rescue
Senior Advisor, IAFC

Bio: Ms. Mary Beth Michos

Bruce Moeller Bruce Moeller
Pinellas County (FL) Public Safety Services

Bio: Mr. Bruce Moeller

Chief Ned Pettus Ned Pettus
Columbus (OH) Fire Department

Bio: Chief Ned Pettus

Chief Adam Thiel Adam Thiel
Alexandria (VA) Fire/EMS Department

Bio: Chief Adam Thiel

Chief Steve Westermann Steve Westermann
Central Jackson City (MO) Fire Protection District

Bio: Chief Steve Westermann

"As a new fire chief, having the ability to spend two full days with seasoned, veteran fire chiefs who have been uniquely successful throughout their careers transcended the ability to acquire knowledge."

Randy Mirowski, Fire Chief, Loveland Fire and Rescue, CO

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