Maureen Brodoff, former NFPA vice president and general counsel, has received the George S. Wham Leadership Medal from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The award, which honors Ms. Brodoff for her outstanding contributions to the voluntary standardization community, was presented during a ceremony held in conjunction with World Standards Day in Washington, DC, on October 22, 2014.
Ms. Brodoff joined the NFPA staff in 1991 as associate general counsel. In 2002, she was promoted to vice president and assumed responsibility for overall legal affairs of the Association.She also served as counsel to NFPA's Standards Council, the body overseeing NFPA's codes- and standards-making process.
The Wham award is named in honor of Dr. George S. Wham, technical director at Good Housekeeping magazine, who has served as a past chairman of ANSI’s Board of Directors and who was a member of the Board for more than a decade. It was Dr. Wham’s leadership and vision that initiated the establishment of ANSI’s long-range strategic planning process, which enabled ANSI to respond to increasing challenges of the global standards community.