The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently presented Jennifer L. Nelson with the NFPA’s Standards Medal, the highest award given by the Standards Council, in recognition of the valuable contributions she has made to the development of NFPA codes and standards and the cause of fire safety worldwide.
Nelson was affiliated with AT&T for 20 years, before taking an early retirement in 2005. She served on NFPA’s Committee on General Storage from 1987 – 2003, the Committee on Classification and Properties of Hazardous Chemical Data from 1987 – 2005, the Committee on Water Cooling Towers from 1987 – 2005 and was secretary of this Committee from 1991 – 2005.
Nelson also served on the Committee on Telecommunications from 1997 – 2005, the Committee on Uniform Fire Code from 2003 – 2005 and as a member of the NFPA Standards Council from 1991 – 1997. Nelson is a graduate of the College of Engineering at the University of Maryland.