EXECUTIVE OFFICE UPDATE
BY HOWARD COOK
The FBINAA continues to have a very busy 2019. Here are some of the highlights as we finish the first half of the year…
We have continued to strengthen the Association by continuing to network with our chapters, sponsors and partners. Some items of note:
We finished up at the 2019 LEEDA Conference and made great connections with members and sponsors. Although it was a busy conference, we were able to have a good meeting with the LEEDA Executive Director, Skip Robb and their President, John Horseman.
I had the honor of representing our Association at the Latin America/Caribbean Retrainer in San Salvador and was joined by President Adams and Second Vice-President Joe Hellebrand. We worked together with the Bureau to make sure all international training events are productive and successful. President Adams and I also attended the First Director’s Memorial event at FBI Headquarters, which resulted in a very good conversation with Director Wray.
Other highlights included Police Week with the COPS luncheon, as well as the Blue Gala event. I also had opportunities to join one of our key partners, Eventive, as we met with both the Denver Chief and the Planning Committee in New Orleans to finalize plans for our National Training Conferences in both of those great cities. In addition to that planning, we also met with the National School Advocacy Council in hopes to schedule a co-sponsored meeting in Ft. Lauderdale in November.
Our staff at the NA also had a busy end to the first half of the year. Key members hosted another great COPS Kid event in Quantico. We held our first School Shooting Prevention Leadership Forum event in Kansas City, KS. The program was very successful and well attended. Renee Reynolds and Jennifer Watson visited the W. PA Chapter Retrainer and were able to fully engage with members as well as have a pop-up FBINAA store that was well received. We also supported the Wounded Warrior event with the NA and Bureau, which was a success.
We are working closely with our current Academic and Strategic partners and are forming several new exciting collaborative relationships for 2019.
As we turn to what I assure will be a busy and dynamic second half of 2019, I look forward to seeing you all in Phoenix for our Annual Training Conference. I look forward to sharing some great stories of fun, of hard work, of rekindling old friendships and of starting new ones!
Howard M. Cook
FBINAA Executive Director
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