Executive Board

 

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE OFFICE
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

 

2014 FBI-LEEDA EXECUTIVE BOARD


 

  PRESIDENT
 
Greg Hamilton
  Sheriff
  Travis County Sheriff's Office
  P.O. Box 1748
  Austin, TX 78767
  Telephone:  512-854-9788
  Facsimile:    512-854-3289
  E-mail: greg.hamilton@co.travis.tx.us

Greg Hamilton (Austin, Tx- Travis County) was sworn in on January 1, 2005, and is serving his second term as the Travis County Sheriff, which includes several neighboring communities to the City of Austin.
 
Greg Hamilton, was born and raised in Central Texas and received a degree in Criminal Justice from Southwest Texas State University (SWTSU).   After working as a Corrections Officer II from 1983 to 1984 with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice he relocated to Austin, Texas to begin a career as a Senior Corrections Officer and Deputy Sheriff for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) from 1985 to 1994.  In 1994, Greg Hamilton was appointed Chief of Enforcement at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).  He made his first run for public office in 2004 and was elected as the Sheriff of Travis County.  Greg Hamilton took office in January of 2005 and has recently been re-elected as Sheriff.
 
On a daily basis, through Greg Hamilton’s leadership and guidance TCSO reaches out to the entire community to become a part of preventing crime and keeping the community safe.  TCSO continues to expand its standards for community policing and to maintain a professional corrections team which insures an efficient and secure jail.  One focus of Greg Hamilton’s is promoting programs to inmates that can help them move toward success in the world of work and personal stability, which can be a challenge from the moment an individual is incarcerated in jail.  Moreover, by joining with the National Crime Prevention Council in a one of a kind effort called “Building Bridges Brick By Brick,” he has connected community, business, media, government and faith-based leaders together to work on issues important to the community, thus bringing positive change to Travis County.

 

  FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
 
Sam J. Pennica
  Director
  City-County Bureau of Identification
  3301 Hammond Road
  Raleigh, NC 27602
  Telephone: 919-255-7370
  Facsimile: 919-255-7337
  E-mail: sam.pennica@wakegov.com

Sam Pennica is currently the Director of the City-County Bureau of Identification. His law enforcement career began in 1971 as a fingerprint technician with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C. In 1973 he became a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. During his career with the SBI he experienced a number of assignments which included working in the crime laboratory as a forensic latent impression analyst; field operations, as a criminal investigator; security detail for both Governors James B. Hunt and James G. Martin and director of the SBI Training Academy   After his retirement from the SBI in 1999, Director Pennica joined the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, Smithfield, North Carolina, as the Lieutenant in-charge of the Major Crimes Unit. In 2000, he became the Lieutenant in-charge of the Homicide Unit for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Fayetteville, North Carolina, later becoming the Chief of Detectives achieving the rank of Major. In August 2005, he was appointed Director of the City-County Bureau of Identification, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Director Pennica holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services, with a major in Administration of Justice, from Thomas A. Edison State College. He is also a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Administrative Officers Management Program and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Regional Command College. Director Pennica is a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors and the International Association for Identification. Additionally, he is the Past President of the Society of Former SBI Agents, Past President of the North Carolina Division of the International Association for Identification, and is an executive board member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Director Pennica also serves on advisory boards for the ECPI College of Technology and the North Carolina Program for Forensic Sciences. Director Pennica has earned 24 career commendations, along with achieving the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Leadership Award.


 

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
Chief David Boggs
Broken Arrow Police Department
2302 S. First Place
Broken Arrow OK 74012
Telephone: 918-451-8394

 

David Boggs is currently the Chief of Police in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  Broken Arrow is a city of 100,000 adjacent to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Broken Arrow is noted as the safest city is Oklahoma multiple years running.  

Prior to moving to Oklahoma, he served at the Lexington, Kentucky Division of Police where he worked his way through the ranks and retired with the rank of Deputy Chief.  Among other events in Lexington, he was the primarily local law enforcement official assigned to coordinate the World Equestrian Games, hosted in Lexington, Kentucky in October 2010. This was the second largest sporting event in North America with 650,000 attendees over 17 days. 

Chief Boggs earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Eastern Kentucky University.  He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Academy – Session 223 and is a graduate of LEEDS - Session 54.  Chief Boggs is also the 24th person ever to be selected as an Executive Teaching Fellow for the F.B.I.  In this position he lived six months in residence at the F.B.I. Training Academy in Quantico, VA and taught incoming leaders from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies from around the world.  After returning to duty with the Division of Police; he continues to be in demand to teach leadership, organizational change theory and social intelligence for the F.B.I. as an adjunct faculty member to law enforcement executives throughout North America and overseas.

He is currently active with FBI-LEEDA and I.A.C.P. serving on the Police Administration Committee and was recently appointed to the Communications and Technology Committee.  In the spring of 2012 he assisted in forming the first FBI-LEEDA Command College to the state of Oklahoma.

He is married to Rita, his wife of 22 years, and has two daughters, Jacqueline and Samantha.


 

THIRD VICE PRESIDENT
Paul Shastany
26 Rose Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Telephone: 781-232-9311
 
Paul Shastany is currently the Chief of Police of the Stoughton Massachusetts Police Department, serving in law enforcement for over 37 years.   He was appointed to this position in 2010, tasked with eliminating the department’s disarray. As a result of his keen leadership, his department is now known as a progressive, exemplary agency. Stoughton Police Department has attained “Accreditation” status within 3 years of his tenure. Paul insists that all his officers be empowered to pursue the ability to unlock and reach their potential. He is proud that under his direction, 9 out of 12 of the department’s supervisors are FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award recipients.  By 2014, all supervisors will have achieved this distinction.  Paul Shastany’s career spans 37 years of progressive policing experience.

Chief Shastany earned a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College. He is a Graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #248 and was elected Section 2 Representative. Other education includes PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police Class #48, U-Mass Massachusetts Police Leadership Institute, Babson College Command Institute, and Regional FBI-LEEDS.


 

SERGEANT AT ARMS                                                                                                      
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.


 

PAST PRESIDENT
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich
Spokane County Sheriff's Office
1100 W. Mallon
Spokane, WA 99260
Telephone: 509-477-6917
Facsimile: 509-477-5641
E-mail: oknezovich@spokanesheriff.org

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich started his law enforcement career in 1990 serving several communities in Washington and Wyoming, and was appointed to the position of Spokane County Sheriff in 2006. During the 12 years prior to his appointment as Sheriff, he held numerous management positions within the agency in Patrol, SWAT and the training office.
 
Sheriff Knezovich is co-chair of the Washington Association of Sheriffs’ and Police Chiefs’ Accreditation Committee and also sits on the State of Washington’s Criminal Justice Training Commission’s Basic Law Enforcement Standards and Education Board. He manages Spokane County Detention Services which includes the Spokane County Jail and Geiger Corrections Center, and is also the director of the County’s Department of Emergency Management.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Charles Robb
FBI-LEEDA, Inc.
5 Great Valley Pkwy., Suite 125
Malvern, PA 19355
Telephone: 1-877-772-7712
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.

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FBI LIAISON
Unit Chief Angela Konik
Law Enforcement Development Unit,
FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
Telephone: 703-632-1854
Facsimile: 703-632-1853
 

 

GENERAL COUNSEL
Eric Daigle
 

Attorney Daigle practices civil litigation in federal and state court, with an emphasis on municipalities and public officials. His area of focus is civil rights actions, including police misconduct litigation and employment actions. He currently serves as a member of the Independent Monitoring Teams for Oakland CA and Niagara Falls NY and works with Law Enforcement Agencies who are under investigation or under a Consent Decree by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Litigation Section.  He is a former member of the Connecticut State Police and currently maintains his certification as a reserve officer.

Attorney Daigle is General Counsel for FBI - Law Enforcement Executive Development Association.  He can be contacted at eric.daigle@daiglelawgroup.com or (860) 270-0060