Kimberly (Kim) Loehr is the communications director and consultant for the not-for-profit Lightning Protection Institute (LPI). She is a long-time member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and its Building Fire Safety Systems Section and has been a Forum contributor for the NFPA Journal. She is also a board member with the Lightning Safety Alliance (LSA) and a registered course provider for the LSA’s national AIA Continuing Education Service (CES). Kim is also a member of the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) Communications Committee and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes-(FLASH) Products, Services & Technology Council. Kim is a past president of the United Lightning Protection Association (ULPA).
As a partnership member of the NOAA/NWS Lightning Safety Awareness Team and the National Lightning Safety Council, Kim has assisted with campaign efforts in connection with “National Lightning Safety Awareness Week.” Kim was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by NOAA in August 2009 for “Personal dedication and outstanding contributions to the National Weather Service’s Lightning Safety Awareness efforts.”
Kim is a member of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) and the Virginia Professional Communicators. Her articles, press releases, publications and public service campaigns about lightning protection and lightning safety have received numerous state and national awards. Kim resides in Richmond, VA where she is a member of the Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) and AIA Richmond (alliance member). Kim authors a monthly blog about lightning protection and lightning safety at www.lightning.org/blog.