Executive Board and Staff
1st Vice President Donny Boggs
Donny Boggs serves as the 1st Vice President of SFFMA. He is the retired training director and chief of Recruit Fire Training Academies at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.
Chaplain Ben Kennedy
Ben Kennedy serves as the chaplain of SFFMA.
Board Appointed Parliamentarian Rayford Gibson
Rayford Gibson serves as the board appointed Parliamentarian.
He is the fire chief of the Tatum Fire Department, and has been a member at Tatum for 32 years. He is retired but still conducts classes as a part-time instructor with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.
SFFMA Mascot Casey Johnston
Casey Johnston serves as the SFFMA Mascot.
Executive Director Tim Rutland
Tim Rutland serves as the executive director of SFFMA. His responsibilities include managing the business of the association; working closely with the executive board to advance the interests of SFFMA; researching, negotiating, and implementing membership benefits; forming and maintaining relationships with other fire protection stakeholder groups; providing testimony at various legislative venues; and other duties as assigned or delegated by the association’s leadership. Tim began his fire service with the Corpus Christi Fire Department in 1982, and has been active in the Texas fire service since that time.
SFFMA has a dedicated staff working for you!
Tim Rutland, Executive Director
Jon Barron, Facilitator/Special Projects
Julie Wegmiller, Sales Manager
Kevin Creamer, Certification Administrator/Industrial Coordinator
Heather Lundy, Certification Assistant/Event Coordinator
Teresa Junkin, Membership Assistant/Bookkeeper
Edward Palacio, Membership/International Coordinator