Lorraine Carli is Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy for the National Fire Protection Association where she oversees media, public affairs and advocacy activities; the organization’s magazine NFPA Journal; and NFPA’s Wildfire, Public Education and US/Canada Regional Operations Divisions.
In addition to her service on the Board of Directors for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Carli is President of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition and President of the Board of Directors for The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Electric Safety Foundation International (ESFI) Board of Directors.
Prior to joining NFPA, Carli was a public relations consultant working with health care, medical technology, government, and non-profit organizations. Before her role as a consultant Carli was the director of marketing services for Speedline Technologies, overseeing global public relations, marketing communication and advertising; and was director of communications for CareGroup, a network of hospitals in Massachusetts. She began her career in state government, where she was most noted for her more than decade tenure as the director of public affairs for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services.
Carli holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts. She is also an adjunct professor at Suffolk University in Boston, teaching graduate public relations courses.