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Executive Board

The Association’s Executive Board is the governing body of the FBI National Academy Associates. The Board consists of four Section Representatives elected by the members of their respective sections, three Vice-Presidents, the President and the immediate Past President. These Board members serve the organization in a volunteer and unpaid capacity. The Board has appointed a Chaplain, Historian, FBI representative, and the Association Executive Director to serve on the Board in a non-voting capacity.

The Executive Board, consistent with our mandate of encouraging future training, is committed to provide funding on an annual basis within our budget to training initiatives that encourage learning, both internally to members of the NAA and to local law enforcement personnel.

2015 Executive Board:

Association President 

Joe Gaylord
Protective Services Manager
Central Arizona Project (AZ)

Past President

Laurie Cahill
Detective Lieutenant (retired)
Ocean County Sheriff's Dept. (NJ)

1st Vice President, Section II

Barry Thomas
Chief Deputy/Captain
Story County. Sheriff’s Office (IA)

2nd Vice President, Section III

Joey Reynolds
Police Chief
Bluffton Police Department (SC)

3rd Vice President, Section IV

Scott Dumas
Deputy Chief
Rochester Police Department (NH)

Representative, Section I

Johnnie Adams
Deputy Chief, Field Operations
USC Department of Public Safety (CA)

Representative, Section II

Kevin Wingerson
Pasadena Police Department (TX)

Representative, Section III

Joe Hellebrand
Port Canaveral Police Dept. (FL)

Representative, Section IV

Ken Truver
Borough of Castle Shannon (PA)


Daniel Bateman
Inspector (retired)
Michigan State Police


Terrence (Terry) Lucas
Law Enforcement Coordinator (retired)
U.S. Attorney - Central District (IL)  

FBI Unit Chief

Mike Harrigan
Unit Chief
National Academy Unit (VA)


Executive Director

Steve Tidwell
FBI NAA, Inc. Executive Office (VA)


FBI National Academy Associates, Inc.
National Office: 422 Garrisonville Road  |  Suite 103  |  Stafford, Virginia 22554  |  540.628.0834
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The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. is a private 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not a
part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or acting on behalf of the FBI.

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