National Fallen Firefighters Foundation welcomes new board member

EMMITSBURG, Md. — The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is pleased to announce the appointment of King Butler, CPCU, CLU, Vice President of Operations for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company in Duluth, Ga., to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Butler joined State Farm in 1993 and has held numerous positions throughout his career including roles in Public Affairs, Finance, Claims, and Underwriting. His current responsibilities include oversight for the processing of all automobile applications and policy transactions throughout the country.

Mr. Butler obtained his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University, and an MPA from Auburn University. He earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2002 and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 2015. Mr. Butler is a past Board member of the McLean County Center for Human Services in Bloomington, Ill., and the United Way of Greater Charlottesville in Charlottesville, Va.

“State Farm has been a longtime supporter of the NFFF, and we are pleased to have them represented on our Board of Directors,” said Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director. “King has a long history of service and I look forward to working with him."

“We are very pleased to have King join the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Board of Directors. His experiences will enhance our mission and help the Foundation connect with more people and organizations,” says Troy Markel, NFFF’s Chairman of the Board.

About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
The United States Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. The NFFF also works closely with the U.S. Fire Administration to help prevent and reduce line-of- duty deaths and injuries.

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