Federal Bureau of Investigation Senior Executive with background in high-risk, complex operations, global government intelligence environments. Proven ability to work with law enforcement, the intelligence community, military and private sector global businesses to identify security risks and implement strategic solutions. Experience leading teams to successful outcomes with expertise in intelligence operations, and domestic and international investigations. Exceptional leadership ability, interpersonal and media skills, sound judgment, strong oral and written communication skills. Key attributes and strengths include:
Compliance and Ethics
Threat Assessments and Domain Awareness
Enterprise Program Management
I guided the efforts of over 700 special agent, professional staff, contractors and inter-agency partners who provided strategic forensic & technical exploitation, operational support, and intelligence analysis in support of the federal strategic plan for “The Terrorist Use of Explosives”.
Currently directs efforts of over 200 special agent, professional staff and intelligence personnel as the Director of the FBI’s Explosive Device Analytical Center. I preside over the United States single strategic level Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploitation center and repository of IEDs as designated by the Deputy Attorney General pursuant to Presidential Policy Directive 17.
Integrated intelligence and operations throughout the FBI’s counter IED programs in compliance with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act.
Oversaw five distinct investigative teams who were awarded FBI Director’s Awards for Excellence, a scientist who received the Director of National Intelligence’s Fellow Award, and an analyst who received the Science and Technology Intelligence Community Award.
Shaped the United States Government’s Counter IED Program by building a cross-functional, integrated approach to ensure current threat coverage and providing opportunities for informed, strategic, over-the-horizon analysis; implemented organizational change through proper staffing, organizational structure, new policies and procedures and professional development.
Identified and assessed emerging threats and vulnerabilities that impacted operations; directed the collection efforts and production of intelligence products to inform and facilitate critical decisions which resulted in briefings for the President of the United States and the National Security Council.
Initiated outreach efforts with law enforcement agencies, the United States Intelligence Community, the Five Eye partners, and other public and private sector entities that impacted national security; established and strengthened relationships essential to FBI enterprise success.
Developed an anticipatory intelligence workflow and analytic paradigm designed to identify and combat emerging threats while maintaining operations; created an integrated workforce structure to address national security intelligence requirements based on emerging IED threats.
Developed, planned and implemented a threat review process for intelligence prioritization, collection, analysis, and dissemination; partnered with operational components, established protocols and briefed decentralized executives in advance of nationwide implementation.
Identified staffing gaps across the organization and addressed shortfalls by redistributing resources and working with human resources and finance to ensure the appropriate program leadership.
I developed the transition and change management plan for the relocation of over 200 TEDAC personnel to the new TEDAC campus in Huntsville, AL. I am accountable for the design and implementation of the four phases of construction which exceeds $200 million, to include a multi-million dollar annual operating budget.
As the United States Government’s counter IED community stands at an inflection point following the withdrawal of major combat forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, I developed and harmonized the “Huntsville Framework” to capture discussions between the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice focused on collection, forensic and technical exploitation, and analysis of the IED threat from a whole of government approach. I also established the TIEDS Center which is a collaborative effort between the FBI and DHS S&T to rapidly assess the performance characteristics of improvised explosives and to evaluate explosive detection technologies.
Integration Innovation, Inc. 2017 - Present
Director, Integrated Security Services
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1987 – 2017
Director, Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center
Served in positions of increasing responsibility in multiple locations including Florida, Virginia, Washington, and Washington, DC.
Master of Science, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1999
Bachelor of Arts, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, 1987