The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA), the world’s strongest law enforcement leadership network announces its Executive Board for the 2020-2021 year. The new Association President, Joe Hellebrand, Director with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL), will preside over the Association and work with the Executive Board and Staff to guide the direction of the FBINAA for its 16,000 members.
“With the world changing in what seems to be light tspeed in so many ways politically, socially, and virtually, I can assure you we will fulfill our mission of continuous development of the world’s strongest law enforcement network. We will need to adapt how we deliver on this mission and support our membership. We will never lose our focus or our determination to provide those services.”, said President Hellebrand during his swearing in ceremony. He closed with, “Serving this Association is an honor and a privilege, and I am truly blessed to have this opportunity.”
The 2020-2021 Executive Board Members:
·       President: Joe Hellebrand, Director, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (FL)
·      Past President: Kevin Wingerson, Assistant Chief, Pasadena Police Department (TX)
·       1st Vice President: Ken Truver, Chief, Borough of Castle Shannon (PA)
·       2nd Vice President: Tim Braniff, Undersheriff, Thurston County Sheriff’s Office (WA)
·       3rd Vice President: Scott Rhoad, Chief/Director of Public Safety, University of Central Missouri (MO)
·       Section I Representative: Jim Gallagher, Commander, Phoenix Police Department (AZ)
·      Section II Representative: Larry Dyess, Captain, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (LA)
·       Section III Representative: Grady Sanford, Chief Deputy, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (GA)
·       Section IV Representative: Bill Carbone, Director, Suffolk County Crime Assessment Center,
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·       Chaplain: Jeff Kruithoff, Chief of Police, Springboro Police Department (OH)
·       Historian: Cindy Reed, Special Agent (Ret.), Washington State Gambling Commission (WA)
·       FBI Assistant Director: Renae McDermott, FBI Training Division (VA)
·       Executive Director: Howard Cook, Chief (Ret.), FBINAA Executive Office (VA)
“We look forward to the direction of President Hellebrand and the entire Executive Board to guide this great Association over the next year,” said FBINAA Executive Director Howard Cook. “These individuals represent the core values of the FBINAA, Knowledge, Courage and Integrity. They have shown they can lead this Association well into its future, grounded in the foundation of the FBI National Academy Program, since its inception eighty-five years ago.”