CFSI Staff


Bill Webb

Executive Director

Bill Webb has served as Executive Director of the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) since 1995. In his capacity as Executive Director, Bill works closely with members of Congress and fire service leaders on developing federal legislation and enhancing federal programs designed to improve the readiness of our nation’s fire and emergency services.

A writer and speaker, Bill has traveled throughout the country speaking at major conferences and trade shows. His written work has covered a broad range of first responder issues and has been featured in major fire service publications. In addition, he has served on a number of panels and testified before commission, offering his insight on national fire service issues and programs.

Before joining CFSI, Bill worked for the Firefighter Combat Challenge as the project manager for the competition. A former member of the first Bush administration, he served as a special assistant to cabinet secretaries at the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, preparing briefings and accompanying the secretaries as a personal travel aide. Bill is an honorary member of the Vienna, Virginia Volunteer Fire Department, the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association, and the International Association of Fire Fighter’ Local 36. He also serves on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Board of Directors.

Michaela Campbell

Director of Government Affairs

Michaela Campbell is the Director of Government Affairs for the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI). Prior to joining CFSI, Michaela was a Legislative Assistant at Steptoe & Johnson LLP where she worked with clients from major U.S. businesses to large trade associations, helping them to understand, track, and influence both legislative and regulatory processes. She also previously served as a Legislative Correspondent in the Office of Senator Susan Collins, working on Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) funding, as well as a broad range of economic, tax, national defense, and homeland security issues.  Michaela earned a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University.

Steven Tramel

Development Manager

Steven Tramel is the Development Manager for the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI). His primary responsibility is to manage all fundraising programs, including the annual National Fire and Emergency Services Symposium and Dinner Program, while performing office administrative duties. A native of Florida, Steven earned a B.A.S Degree in Public Administration from Indian River State College and his M.P.A from Bellevue University. During that time he worked as a representative for a property management company. Before joining CFSI, he served as an intern in the offices of House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07).