Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of the officers of the Commission, to include the Chair, Vice-Chair, Past Chair, and Executive Director. Officers are elected by the Commission annually.



Authority is given for Commissioners of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission to appoint from its ranks, a Chair and Vice-Chair under Article VII of Public Law #129 – 81st Congress where it states that:

"The Commission shall annually elect from its members a chairman and a vice-chairman."

By unanimous vote of the Commission at the Annual Meeting of August 7, 2012 in Corner Brook, NL, the Commission approved use of a rotation table (see NFFPC Briefing Manual: Rules & Regulations - Appendix B) from which nominations would be made by agency whenever feasible.


Mandate and Composition

The mandate of the Executive Committee is to provide for NFFPC administration and coordination on behalf of the NFFPC Commissioners and provide appropriate direction to the Executive Director and the Operations Committee.

The Executive Committee consists of a:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair; and
  • Past Chair

Term of Office

Chair of the NFFPC

The Chair of the NFFPC is elected by the Commission and shall serve for a term of one (1) year as provided by Article VII of the Articles of the Compact as modified by Article IV, Section 2, of the Rules and Regulations of the Compact.

Vice-Chair of the NFFPC

The Vice Chair of the NFFPC is elected by the Commission as provided by Article VII of the Articles of the Compact and by Article IV, Section 2 of the Commission Rules and Regulations. The Vice Chair shall serve an elected term concurrent with that of the Chair.

Past Chair of the NFFPC

The Past Chair assumes office automatically, as provided under Article IV, Section 4, of the Commission Rules and Regulations, upon passing of the chairmanship of the Commission to a successor. The Past Chair shall serve in that position until replaced by the next immediate or elected Past Chair. In the event the Past Chair is absent and/or unable to fulfill the assigned responsibilities, the position will remain vacant until the next change of officers.


Patrick Hackley (NH)


Work Email:
Work Phone: +1 603-271-2214

Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Forests and Lands
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
United States

Jeff Motty, RPF (NL)

Vice Chair

Work Email:
Work Phone: +1 709-637-2404
Mobile Phone: +1 709-640-0087
Work Fax: +1 709-637-2403

Dept. of Fisheries and Land Resources
Forestry and Wildlife Branch
192 Wheeler's Road
P.O. Box 2006
Corner Brook, NL A2H 0J1

Thomas F. Brady (NFFPC)

Executive Director

Work Email:
Mobile Phone: +1 603-273-8477

7 Palomino Rd
Gilford, NH 03249
United States

Eric Earle (NFFPC)

Deputy Executive Director

Work Email:
Work Phone: +1 709-388-8888

1 Mountainview Rd
Massey Drive, NL A2H 7A7

Tee Jay Boudreau (RI)

Past Chair

Work Email:
Work Phone: +1 401-222-4700

Dept. of Environmental Management
235 Promenade Street, Suite 394
Providence, RI 02908-5767
United States