Executive Board


FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
Charles Robb, Executive Director
5 Great Valley Pkwy., Suite 125
Malvern, PA 19355
Telephone: 1-877-772-7712   Facsimile: 610-644-3193
E-Mail: crobb@fbileeda.org


Paul Shastany
Stoughton, MA 
Telephone: 877-772-7712
E-mail: President

Chief Paul Shastany recently retired from the Stoughton Massachusetts Police Department. He has served in law enforcement for almost 40 years. He was appointed Chief in 2010 tasked with eliminating the department’s disarray. 

An experienced change agent, his leadership centered around developing personnel through professional development. Paul focused on building the departments image and relationships with the community through accountability, open communication, transparency and commitment to serving the community.  Paul was actively engaged in community policing initiatives and partnerships creating a positive image for the town.  

Paul empowers and insists all officers pursue excellence through professional development and commitment to reaching their potential.  As a result of his keen and progressive leadership, Stoughton is known as a "turned around" agency. The department attained accreditation within three years and has maintained accreditation status. Under his direction all of his command and many patrol officers are FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award recipients. 

Chief Shastany earned a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University. He also received a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement from Western New England University. 

He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #248 and was elected as Section #2 Representative.   Paul attended PERF’s (Police Executive Research Forum) SMIP (Senior Management Institute for Police) Class #48.  He attended the U-Mass Police Leadership Institute, as well as Babson College’s Command Institute and Regional FBI-LEEDS.


Thomas Alber
Chief of Police, Garden City, MO
107 N. 3rd Street
P. O. Box 20
Garden City MO 64747
Telephone:  816-773-8201

Chief Alber began his Law Enforcement career in 1989 with the Anderson County, Kansas Sheriffs Office and has served in various positions including patrol, narcotics and Deputy Chief of Police for various rural departments throughout Kansas and Missouri. Chief Alber was hired by Garden City in 2000 serving as a Detective, Deputy Chief and was appointed Chief of Police in 2003.

Chief Alber served in the United States Marine Corps from 1985-1989 then with the United States Army from 1989 to 2012. Chief Alber has served as a Military Police Officer, a Tactical Intelligence Officer, Anti-Terrorism Officer, Psychological Operations Officer and Arabic Linguist. His last assignment is as commander of the 308th Psychological Operations Company, United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command Airborne, U. S. Army Special Operations Command Airborne.

Chief Alber is a 1995 Graduate of Central Missouri State University in Criminal Justice Administration and Fire Science. Chief Alber is also a Graduate of the FBI’s Central States Regional Command College 17th Session, the DEA Drug Unit Commander’s Course and served as a Regional Representative to the FBI- Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Chief Alber is a graduate of The JFK Special Warfare Center and School’s Psychological Operations Officer’s Qualification Course, The U.S. Army Basic Intelligence Analyst Course, The U.S. Army Military Police Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses and the United States Marine Corps Communications and Electronics School.

Chief Alber serves as a guest lecturer at Park University and the 2009 International Crime Free Conference on Militant Islamic Culture and the history of Militant Islam.


  SECOND VICE PRESIDENT                                                                                                       
  Chief John Horsman
  Delaware Capitol Police
  150 MLK South
  Dover, DE. 19903
  Telephone: 302-744-4385

Chief John E. Horsman currently serves as Chief of Delaware Capitol Police. He was appointed on December 1, 2013, taking command of an agency with operations in all three counties with a staff of 95.

Chief Horsman began his career in 1981 as a seasonal officer at the Rehoboth Beach Police Department, before being accepted at Greenwood P.D. in 1983. In 1985 he moved to Harrington PD and rose through the ranks until being appointed Chief in 1998 and serving in that capacity until his retirement in January of 2004.

Chief Horsman was appointed to Delaware Capitol Police (DCP) in 2004 and he assumed the duties of Operations Captain with statewide responsibility. He is also the grant administrator for DCP.

He has received numerous commendations for his work, which include MADD Lifetime Achievement Award, Governors Certificate of Merit, Dover P.D. Distinguished Citizen Award, and the Delaware Attorney General's Heroism Award. In 1997 Chief Horsman was named Delaware's Investigator of the Year by Crime Stoppers. The Delaware Police Chief's Council selected him as the Police Chief of the Year in 2000 and he was again selected in 2002 by the Delaware League of Local Governments.

Chief Horsman attend the FBI National Academy #177 in 1994 and graduated from Delaware Tech earning an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice in 1997. Chief Horsman earned his Trilogy Award from FBI-LEEDA in 2013.



  THIRD VICE PESIDENT                                                                                                      
  Chief Dominic Rizzi
  Yakima Police Department
  200 S 3rd St.
  Yakima, WA 98901
  Telephone: (509) 575-6200

After a 3-year stint as a U.S. Army MP, Rizzi spent about 6 months with the University of Chicago Police Department before entering the Chicago Police Academy.  He began his career with the Chicago Police Department in 1987 as a patrolman and has since served in a variety of capacities including as a gang crimes tactical officer, a firearms instructor, a homicide/violent crimes detective, a police bureau lieutenant, and the commanding officer of the Law Enforcement Operations Unit.

Rizzi comes from a family with a deep tradition of serving in law enforcement.  Among the 16 family members who have worked for or still work for police departments are Rizzi’s father Dominic, a retired Chicago police captain, his brother Jim, a captain with the Tucson, Arizona Police Department, and his brother Tom, a patrol officer in Tucson.  Various other cousins and uncles have or still do work for police departments across the country.    

Rizzi holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal social justice from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois and a master’s degree in public safety administration from Calumet College in Whiting, Indiana.


  Chief Joe Wellington
  Gower Missouri Police Department
  97 N. 4th Street 
  Gower, MO  64454  
  United States

Chief Joe Wellington began his career with the Kansas City (Missouri) Police department as a non-sworn employee in 1975 and graduated from the Police Academy in January of 1979.  He worked in various patrol and investigative assignments, including the Tactical Unit, Robbery, Homicide, Street Narcotics Enforcement, and for several years led the department’s undercover drug squad.  He was a hostage negotiator for many years and coordinated the area’s major case squad, The Metro Squad. 

In 2005, he was appointed Chief of Police in Gower, Missouri, and continues to serve in that position.  He also serves on the Homeland Security Oversight Committee for Northwest Missouri.

Chief Wellington is a graduate of the 16th session of the Central States LEEDS program and has served as an FBI-LEEDA Regional Representative for three years.  He holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Longview College.

One of his proudest moments was the opportunity to pin his badge on Brian Wellington, his son, as he graduated the Kansas City Police Academy in 2010.


  Chief David Boggs
  Broken Arrow Police Department
  1101 North Sixth Street
  Broken Arrow OK 74012
  Telephone: 918-451-8394


  Charles Robb
  5 Great Valley Pkwy., Suite 125
  Malvern, PA 19355
  Telephone: 877-772-7712
  Facsimile: 610-644-3193
  E-mail: crobb@fbileeda.org

Charles "Skip" Robb was appointed to the Executive Director position at FBI-LEEDA effective June 1, 2013 following a national selection process.  He retired from the FBI in December 2012 as the Chief of the Community Leadership Development Unit, closing out over 27 years with the FBI.  As Chief of the Community Leadership Development Unit, he had oversight of all FBI Executive Leadership programs pertaining to external audiences.  These programs included the National Executive Institute, The Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, the Domestic Security Executive Academy, the Leadership in Counter-Terrorism Program, and the Regional Command College Program.  As part of his responsibilities, Skip had liaison and advisory roles with FBI-LEEDA, FBI-NEIA, Major Cities Chiefs, and Major County Sheriffs Association.  He also served as an Acting Section Chief at the FBI Academy Law Enforcement Programs Section where he had oversight of the National Academy and Behavioral Sciences Units.

Prior to serving in the FBI Academy Leadership Development Institute, Skip was assigned to the Firearms Training Unit where he was responsible for the oversight of a variety of training and operational programs, including New Agent Training, the Firearms Instructor School, and Firearms Instructor Re-Certification. Skip facilitated numerous public presentations for national media personnel as well as national and international governmental officials. 

Preceding his tenure at FBI Headquarters, Skip was assigned to the Glasgow, Montana, Resident Agency of the Butte Division, where he investigated personal and property crimes that occurred on government reservations.  He then transferred to the Washington, D.C., Field Office where he worked in the Foreign Counter Intelligence, Drug, and Special Operations programs.   Prior to employment with the FBI, he served an additional eight years as a deputy sheriff and then municipal police officer in the State of Ohio.

Skip Robb holds a Bachelor of Science (1978) degree from Youngstown State University and Master of Education (2004) from the University of Virginia.  Skip was an Adjunct Professor for the University of Virginia during the time he taught graduate and undergraduate leadership courses for the FBI National Academy.


Jacques Battiste, Acting Unit Chief
FBI Director’s Office of Partner Engagement (OPE)
935 Pennsylvania, Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535
Telephone: 202-324-5569
Email: jacques.battiste@ic.fbi.gov




2017 Executive Board Election


Members who wish to take a more active role in FBI-LEEDA are encouraged to submit a letter of intent to run for the office of Sergeant-at-Arms.  This is an excellent opportunity to channel the direction of the organization.  Any active member in good standing who wishes to run for the office of Sergeant-at-Arms must submit a written statement of his or her intention to seek office at least thirty days prior to the next Conference addressed to the attention of the current President of the Association, care of the Executive Director.



Past Presidents

Sam Pennica
Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification



Sheriff Greg Hamilton
Travis County Sheriff's Office (TX)


2012 - 2013
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich
Spokane County Sheriff's Office (WA)


2011 - 2012
 (Ret.) Chief Richard P. Thomas
Port Washington Police Department (WI)



2010 - 2011
Chief Donald D. Dixon
Lake Charles Police Department (LA)



2009 - 2010
(Ret.) Chief Donald A. Dappen
Vero Beach Police Department (FL)



2008 - 2009
(Ret.) Chief Jon R. Zumalt
North Charleston Police Department (SC)



2007 - 2008
(Ret.) Chief Elizabeth M. Goeckel
Chatham Township Police Department (NJ)



2006 - 2007
Chief Todd R. Ackerman
Marysville Police Department (KS)



2005 - 2006
(Ret.) Sheriff Malcolm McMillin
Hinds Country Sheriff's Office (MS)



2004 - 2005
(Ret.) Chief Lanny Maddox
Ruidoso Police Department (NM)



2003 - 2004
Chief John McGowan (Deceased)
East Norriton Police Department (PA)



2002 - 2003
(Ret.) Director Lloyd Nippins, III
Burlington Township Police Department (NJ)



2001 - 2002
(Ret.) Chief Wade Setter
Brooklyn Park Police Department (MN)



2000 - 2001
(Ret.) Chief Lloyd Scharf
Ontario Police Department (CA)



1999 - 2000
(Ret.) Chief Richard L. Taylor
Hamilton Township Police Department (NJ)



1998 - 1999
(Ret.) Chief Tom Stone
Norristown, PA Police Departrment


1997 - 1998
(Ret.) Chief Stephen Doherty
Wakefield Police Department (MA)



1996 - 1997
(Ret.) Chief Richard W. Setter
Minnetonka Police Department (MN)



1995 - 1996
(Ret.) Chief Troy E. Surrency
Plant City Police Department (FL)



1994 -1995
(Ret.) Chief Raymond P. McKeon
Chelmsford Police Department (NH)



1993 - 1994
(Ret.) Sheriff Bernie Romero
White Pine County Sheriff's Department (NV)



1992 - 1993
(Ret.) Chief Jerome M. Tesmond
Greenville Police Department (NC)



1991 -1992
(Ret.) Chief Norbert F. Smith
Evergreen Park Police Department (IL)


5 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 125, Malvern, PA 19355 | Phone: 1-877-772-7712 or 484-321-7821 | Fax: 610-644-3193 | Email: info@fbileeda.org

FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association 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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October 2016