Fire protection expert and Telgian Engineering & Consulting President Leonard Ramo, P.E. was recently appointed to the University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering Board of Visitors (BOV). The BOV is instrumental to the success of the Department by helping it gain both recognition and support as a leader in FPE research and education. In addition, its members serve as liaisons to industry and government as well as other academic institutions.
The University of Maryland offers the only fully accredited fire protection engineering undergraduate program in the country and is one of only three graduate degree programs available in the U.S.
“It’s an honor to be selected as a member of the Board of Visitors,” says Ramo. “Together, the Board advises the Department on a diverse range of important issues from strategic planning to corporate relations, fundraising initiatives to communications strategies. I look forward to working with this exceptional team to further this important mission.”
As a BOV member, Ramo brings significant industry experience to the table. His career spans nearly three decades as a practicing fire protection engineer, consultant, and executive. Ramo is President of Telgian Engineering & Consulting, a full-service global engineering and risk mitigation consultancy specializing in complex, multi-discipline public and private sector projects.
His professional accreditations include registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in all 50 U.S. States, District of Columbia, and select Territories, as well as a P. Eng. in select Canadian Provinces. In addition, Ramo is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) and holds a U.S. Department of Homeland Security CVI certification.
As a globally recognized industry professional, he plays an integral role in international codes and standards development by serving on select National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) committees. He is a member of the SFPE Foundation Board of Governors and on both the SFPE Standards Making Committee on Performance-Based Fire Safety Design and the SFPE Committee on Outreach and Advocacy (COA). He is the past president of the Central Gulf Coast Chapter of SFPE as well, and a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).