Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Citizens Academy
Alumni Association

National Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who graduated from the FBI’s Citizens Academy programs in diverse parts of the Nation.

Executive Committee

Tammy Denbo (Tampa Bay)
President
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Tammy B. Denbo, National President (Tampa)

Tammy B. Denbo is a Civil Trial Attorney admitted to practice in Florida and Washington, D.C. As a Certified Fraud Examiner and Partner in the law firm of Martinez Denbo, LLC, she combats insurance fraud through civil investigations and litigation. In 2014, she was awarded FIFEC’s Attorney of the Year for her commitment to fighting fraud and statewide impact. She is a former Assistant State Attorney and a member of the Gold Shield Foundation. Tammy is a licensed Paramedic and President of Administration of People for Haiti, a non-profit medical mission organization. Tammy completed twenty-one medical mission trips to Haiti and one to Panama. She is the Past President of Tampa’s CAAA chapter board. In 2013, Tammy was awarded the FBI’s DCLA award for her service as a youth advocate. Tammy’s goal is to personally visit the majority of our FBI CAAA chapters to enhance relationships and to facilitate increased nationwide effectiveness of diverse community outreach.

Larry Abbott (Phoenix)
Past-President
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Larry Abbott, National Past President (Phoenix)

Larry Abbott is the Scout Executive/CEO, Boy Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. He has earned Eagle Scout and has been employed with the BSA since 1974. Larry served as Scout Executive from 1984 to present in Councils at: Palo Alto, CA; Ontario, CA; Tacoma, WA; and Arizona. His organization is providing character-building programs to over 47,000 youth and 22,000 active volunteers. He also serves on Arizona State University President’s Advisory Council.

Dick Bryant (Kansas City)
General Counsel
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Richard "Dick" Bryant, National General Council (Kansas City)

Richard Bryant is the President of the Kansas City Chapter and practicing attorney from Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to practicing law on a full-time basis, Dick is the Administrative Hearing Officer for the Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri. Dick is active with the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), where he has served as a past State President, National Trustee and now serves as the SAR Ambassador to the Caribbean Region. Dick was awarded the FBI’s DCLA in 2013.

Sally Lorberbaum (Minneapolis)
Secretary
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Sally Lorberbaum, Secretary (Minneapolis)

Sally Lorberbaum joined the FBINCAAA National Board in 2016. She currently serves as Secretary of the Board, as well as director of FBINCAAA training and member of the Strategic Planning committee. Ms. Lorberbaum graduated from the FBI Minnesota Citizens Academy Alumni Association in 2013 and is Vice President-Elect of her local chapter. Additional non-profit work includes: Vice President of the City of Mendota Heights’ Airports Relations Commission, past Chair of the City of Mendota Heights’ Planning Commission, chair of Dakota County’s Property Tax Appeasement and Equalization Commission, board member of Nechama (a national disaster recovery organization), board member of the Joint Religions Legislative Commission (a partnership between the MN Council of Churches, the MN Catholic Conference, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Islamic Center for MN), and an executive board member of the Jewish Community Relations Council for Minnesota and the Dakotas. Sally holds a Masters in Education and a MBA from the University of Minnesota. She has worked for Wells Fargo as a Learning and Development Manager and Consultant in Business Banking and currently serves as a Project Manager in Consumer Lending, where she leads complex medium to high risk projects.
Sally has two children and two perfect grandchildren.

Sanford Mangold (Las Vegas)
Executive Director
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Sanford D. “Sandy” Mangold, National Executive Director (Las Vegas)

Sandy Mangold serves as the FBINCAAA Executive Director. He is a retired USAF Colonel, who is 7th Generation military. He was an aide to a Lt. General and worked as a Space Shuttle Flight Controller in NASA/JSC Mission Control. Currently, Sandy teaches Graduate School at the University of Nevada (Las Vegas) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He owns a small engineering and management consulting company and is an expert on unmanned aerial systems.

Libby Roberts (Indianapolis)
Treasurer
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Libby Roberts, Treasurer (Indianapolis)

Liberty (Libby) Roberts is a practicing attorney in Indianapolis, Indiana.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of municipal litigation and insurance defense. She represents counties, cities, towns, and other public entities before administrative agencies, trial courts, and appellate courts. She has appeared and represented clients in over half of the counties in Indiana, as well as before the Indiana Court of Appeals, Indiana Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Libby is a graduate of Franklin College and Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. She is actively involved in the local bar and her community. She is a graduate of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series, which identifies and prepares lawyers for future leadership roles in professional, political, judicial, civic, and community organizations. She is also a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Class XXIV, for emerging young leaders in central Indiana. She is a past President for the Indianapolis FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and a past President of the Perry Township Education Foundation.  Libby currently serves as the Treasurer of the FBINCAAA.  She was recognized in 2006 with the Leadership in Law Up and Coming Lawyer Award, was named by Super Lawyer’s Magazine as a Rising Star from 2009 – 2015 and received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award in 2009.

Libby is an avid runner and is more than halfway to her goal of running a marathon in all 50 states.

Chuck Matthews (Phoenix)
Senior Vice President
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Chuck Matthews, Senior Vice President (Phoenix)

Chuck Matthews joined the Board of Directors in 2012, serving first as Treasurer for three years. He currently serves as the Vice President of Strategy and Development. Chuck is the Chairman and CEO of WGM Holdings LLC, a consulting firm specializing in information technology, security, and forensic investigative services. Chuck is also a member of InfraGard and actively involved in his local community. Prior to joining the Board of Directors, he served two terms as President of the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy Alumni Association.

Donna Wilson, Kansas City
VP, Communications & Conferences
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Donna Wilson, National Vice President - Communications & Conferences (Kansas City)

Donna Wilson has served on the Board of Directors as the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association since 2015 as the Director of Communications. In this capacity, she works with a gifted group of volunteers who oversee Facebook, the FBINCAAA Website, Graphic Design and Videography. She is also the Vice President of Communications for her local chapter where she manages and updates website, distributes newsletters and announcements and keeps their 500+ alumni members aware of activities within their busy chapter. Donna has a passion for law enforcement and created a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), called Going To The Dogs where their mission is to raise money to purchase protective vests for law enforcement K9s. Her goal is to one day take it from her own “backyard” in Kansas City and develop chapters around the nation. In addition to her nonprofit work, Donna is employed as a program manager at Wells Fargo.

Kathie Wylie (New Orleans)
VP, Chapter Relations
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Kathie Wylie, Vice President - Chapter Relations (New Orleans)

Kathie Wylie has served on the Board of Directors of the FBINCAAA since 2013 and currently serves as the Vice President of Chapter Relations. She is the Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Justice National Center for Disaster Fraud located in Baton Rouge, LA. Kathie is the recipient of the United States Attorney General’s Meritorious Public Service Award 2011, the FBI Director’s Award for Exceptional Public Service 2006, the LSU Outstanding Service Award 2007, the FBI Exceptional Service in the Public Interest 2008 and the FBINCAAA Presidential Meritorious Service Award in 2016. Kathie graduated from the FBI New Orleans CAAA in 2006 and has served on the FBINOCAAA Board of Directors since 2007.

Kevin Jensen, Vice President

Kevin serves as Director of Chapter Assistance in addition to his role as Vice President of the San Francisco Chapter. He retired in October 2013 as the Risk/Information Sharing Manager for the California Urban Area Security Initiative (the group of California UASIs/Fusion Centers). In his 28 years of service in Law Enforcement with the Santa Clara Co. Sheriff’s Office, he served as the Administrative Coroner, Court Security Commander and Assistant Chief of the Department of Correction. Kevin graduated from Session 222 of the FBI National Academy for Law Enforcement Executives at Quantico in 2005. He served six years on the Board of their California Alumni Chapter, two years as President. He has a BA in Management and an MA in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College of CA. Kevin still consults and teaches Leadership, Management and Ethics for Law Enforcement and others. He has volunteered in his community for over three decades in organizations like Kiwanis, Silicon Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assn., and others.

National Directors

Jason Howze, National Director (Richmond)

Jason Howze is a graduate of the FBI Richmond Citizens Academy class in 2009.  He served on Richmond’s Board of Directors since 2010 and as Treasurer from 2014-2016.  He has been a co-RCC for Region 2, co-admin for BoardMax, co-chaired the FBINCAAA Chapter Health and Status study, Chapter Leadership Training, and Chapter Award panel.  He currently serves as on the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Board of Directors on the Chapter Assistance team.
Jason is a cyber-security specialist and network engineer with over eighteen years of experience.  He is a member of the CompTIA Subject Matter Expert Technical Advisory Committee and co-authors certifications that drive the future of the IT industry’s talent.  He also serves as the Telecommunications Sector Chief for InfraGard Richmond Member Alliance. Jason was born in Charleston, SC and was raised in Johnson City, TN.  He is employed with the State of Virginia as a Security Operations Analyst for the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) in Chester, VA.

Stacy Irving, National Director - Innovation (Philadelphia)

Stacy A. Irving is one of the co-founders and is a current board member of FBI National and the FBI Philadelphia Citizens Academy Alumni Associations. Ms. Irving served as President of the Philadelphia Chapter for many years. Stacy is the Senior Advisor for Homeland Security Planning, Programs and Strategic Partnerships at the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stacy is a proud recipient of the FBI’s DCLA.

Andrew Smith, National Director (Birmingham)

Andrew Smith, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Cadence Bank, Birmingham, AL. Andrew has extensive commercial lending experience in the finance and banking industries. Since 2004, Andrew has been a commercial and business banking executive with Cadence Bank. Prior to Cadence, he was: District Manager for CitiGroup's Transportation Finance Division in the Southeastern U.S.; VP of Wholesale Lending for The Associates in Dallas, TX; Compass Bank in Birmingham for 13 years serving as an officer in various lending capacities, namely Asset Based Lending, National Accounts, and the Correspondent Loan Division; and, the Asset Based Lending division of Republic Bank Dallas in Dallas, TX. Andrew spent his early years with various commercial finance companies in Dallas, TX, namely General Electric and The Associates. Andrew holds a B.A. in Finance from Boston University and a MBA from Amberton University in Dallas, TX. Andrew was born in Dunoon Scotland and his early childhood was spent in East Africa. He immigrated to the US and spent his primary school years in Haverford, PA. Andrew’s high school years were spent at Rydal School, a boys boarding school in Colwyn Bay, N. Wales in the UK. Andrew returned to the US for college and attended Boston University.

Ed Nelson, National Director (Boston)

Ed Nelson graduated the FBI Boston Division Citizens Academy in 2003. Since 2005, he has been involved with the Board of Directors of the FBI Boston Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBIBCAAA) in various capacities including Webmaster and Membership Director with the last 4 years serving as Chapter President. In 2014, at the Indianapolis National Leadership Conference, Ed joined the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBINCAAA) Chapter Relations team as Regional Chapter Coordinator for Region 2 interfacing with the leadership of the nine active Northeast and Mid-Atlantic chapters that make up that region. Ed has also assisted the National Chapter Relations team bringing BoardMax into production and training chapters across the country on its use. Ed was recently elected to serve on the National Board of Directors working with the Communications team. In his professional life, Ed has over 30 years of computer networking experience with the last 20 years working at Boston University as a Senior Network Engineer where he architects, implements, project manages system improvements and maintains the BU campus wired and wireless networks supporting the over 40,000 students, faculty and staff that use the network daily.

Doris Richardson, National Director - Chapter Development (New Orleans)

Doris Richardson has served on the Board of Directors of the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association since 2015 and curently serves at National Director of Chapter Development. She is also the Regional Chapter Coordinator (RCC) for Region 3. She has served as RCC since 2014. She graduated from the FBI New Orleans CAAA in 2008. She's served on the FBINOCAAA Board of Directors since 2013 and currently serves at Vice President-Baton Rouge. Doris is the President and CEO of Baton Rouge City Parish Employees' Federal Credit Union located in Baton Rouge, LA.

Omar A. Siddiqui, Esq., National Director - Special Projects (Los Angeles)

A trial lawyer and an engineer, high-profile Attorney Omar A. Siddiqui is a founding partner of the law firm Ulwelling Siddiqui LLP. Mr. Siddiqui was selected as “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, Los Angeles Magazine, and Orange Coast Magazine multiple times, including 2015 & 2016. Mr. Siddiqui serves as a private advisor and consultant to the FBI on issues of national security and counter-terrorism and is an advisor and community partner with the CIA. Mr. Siddiqui is presently Director of Special Projects of FBINCAAA and was formerly Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Chapter. An active member of the FBI InfraGard Alliance, he also serves as an advisor to the Fullerton Police Department on the Police Chief’s Advisory Committee. Mr. Siddiqui is a recipient of several Certificates of Congressional Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives, the California State Assembly, the Department of Justice and the FBI. He received a Certificate of Excellence from the Consulate General of Pakistan for his leadership and has met President Obama on numerous occasions, including at the White House. In 2016, Director James Comey presented him with the FBI’s DCLA.

Alicia Wadas, National Director (Phoenix)

Alicia Wadas was elected to the Board of Directors of the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association in 2016. She began her service to National in 2015 as Regional Chapter Coordinator for Region 5, working with 12 western chapters. A 2008 FBI Phoenix CA graduate, Alicia joined the Phoenix CAAA board of directors the same year. She served on the Phoenix board for 7 years in various roles, including president. As Chief Operating Officer of an 80-person full service marketing firm in Phoenix, she manages daily operations for growth and profitability. She’s active in her industry, serving as a director for Independent NewsMedia, a publisher of 24 community newspapers in 4 states, and as president of Intermarket Agency Network, an association of 15 independently owned agencies. Alicia is also on the advisory board of GratitudeAmerica, a nonprofit dedicated to providing critical support for military service members and their families during their return to civilian life.

The FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association is a nonprofit organization separate and apart from the FBI.