National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Executive Board

Executive Board header graphic. Decorative.

The NWCG Executive Board is comprised of appointed representatives from the member entities. The Executive Board provides leadership, strategic direction, and managerial oversight of all aspects of NWCG management and operations. The Executive Board members work in a collective, collaborative, and consensus-seeking manner to accomplish the NWCG mission.

Executive Board Members

Aitor Bidaburu, United States Fire Administration, Chair
Erik Litzenberg, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Vice Chair
Shane McDonald, Fish and Wildlife Service
Garth Fisher, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jeff Arnberger, Bureau of Land Management
Dave Haston, Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management
Greg Smith, National Association of State Foresters
Kim VanHemelryck, Office of Wildland Fire (Associate Member)
Heath Hockenberry, National Weather Service (Associate Member)




Aitor Bidaburu
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