CFSI Staff


Webb and Carper

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 in the United States Senate where she worked 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.


Emily Griffin

Director of Development

Emily Griffin is the Director of Development for the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI). Prior to joining CFSI, Emily was the Development Coordinator at Jobs With Justice. In this capacity, she managed their annual fundraising event, led their individual giving program, and provided grants management support. She also previously worked as the Development and Volunteer Associate for United Community where she worked on volunteer engagement, provided event logistics support, and oversaw donor relations. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Christopher Newport University.