Executive Board & Staff
Mike Richardson, President
Mike Richardson serves as the SFFMA president.
He also currently serving as the fire chief of Decatur Fire Department.
Tim Smith, 1st Vice President
Tim Smith serves as the SFFMA 1st vice president.
He is also currently serving as the fire chief of West Carlisle Fire/EMS.
Richard Van Winkle, 2nd Vice President
Richard Van Winkle serves as the SFFMA 2nd vice president.
He is also currently serving as the fire chief of Alvarado FD.
Chuck Richardson, 3rd Vice President
Chuck Richardson serves as the SFFMA 3rd vice president.
He is also currently serving as the fire chief of Wild Peach VFD.
Donny Boggs, 4th Vice President
Donny Boggs serves as the SFFMA 4th vice president. He is also currently serving as the training director and chief of the Recruit Fire Training Academies at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.
Brent Allen, Secretary
Brent Allen serves as the SFFMA secretary. He also serves as an assistant chief for the Ballinger Fire Department and a secretary of the Hill Country District.
F. Jim White, Asst. Secretary
F. Jim White serves as the SFFMA assistant secretary. He is also
the fire chief for the Overton Fire Department, retired fire marshal and rescue chief.
Ben Kennedy, Chaplain
Ben Kennedy is the SFFMA chaplain. He also serves as the regional coordinator for Region 5 of the Emergency Services Training Institute at TEEX.
Harvie Cheshire, Immediate Past President
Harvie Cheshire serves as the SFFMA immediate past president. He is also the training manager for the annual schools at the Emergency Services Training Institute at TEEX, the deputy chief and fire marshal of Madisonville VFD, and the Madison County fire marshal.
Rayford Gibson, Board Appointed Parliamentarian
Rayford Gibson serves as the board appointed parliamentarian.
Gibson also serves at the fire chief of the Tatum Fire Department.
He 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.
Kylie Maples, Mascot
Kylie Maples serves as the Mascot. Kylie is currently a Junior in High
School and active with the F.F.A.. She has grown up and actively
supports the Alvin Volunteer Fire Department.
She has served as a past TFA Sweetheart.
Chris Barron, Executive Director
Chris Barron serves as the executive director for the association where he is responsible for researching, negotiating and implementing membership benefits, forming strategic partnerships and alliances, and providing testimony in the state and national legislature. Barron also serves as the fire chief of Travis County ESD #5.
2017/2018 Executive Board
Front row (L to R): Mike Richardson, Tim Smith, Richard Van Winkle, Chuck Richardson, Donny Boggs
back row (L to R): Kylie Maples, Ben Kennedy, Chris Barron, Rayford Gibson, F. Jim White, Brent Allen, Harvie Cheshire