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

Kevin Jensen (San Francisco)

Kevin Jensen, National President (San Francisco)

Kevin serves as President Elect 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.

Tammy Denbo (Tampa)
Past President

Tammy B. Denbo, National Past-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.

SallyLorberbaum (Minneapolis)

Sally Lorberbaum, Secretary & National Director, Training (Minneapolis)

Sally Lorberbaum joined the FBINCAAA National Board in 2016. She currently serves as Secretary of the Board, as well as co-chair of the Online Training committee and member of the Strategic Planning committee. Ms. Lorberbaum graduated from the FBI Minnesota Citizens Academy Alumni Association in 2013 and is Vice President 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

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.

Andrew Smith (Birmingham)

Andrew Smith, Treasurer (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.

Kathie Wylie (New Orleans)
VP, Chapter Relations

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.

Alicia Wadas (Phoenix)
Vice President, Communications & Conferences

Alicia Wadas, Vice President, Communications & Conferences (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.

Jason Howze (Richmond)
Vice President, Strategy

Jason Howze, Vice President, Strategy (Richmond)

Jason Howze joined the FBINCAAA Board of Directors in 2016 serving on the Strategic Planning committee and Chapter Leadership Training team. After graduating the FBI Richmond Citizens Academy in 2009, he served the Alumni Association as Treasurer and co-Regional Chapter Coordinator (RCC) for Region 2 from 2014-2016. He is also a Sector Chief for the InfraGard Richmond Member Alliance. Jason is an information security analyst and network engineer with nearly twenty 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 InfoSec industry talent. Jason was born in Charleston, SC and was raised in Johnson City, TN. He is employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Security Operations Analyst for the Virginia Information Technologies Agency in Chester, VA.

National Directors

Ed Nelson, National Director, Technology (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. He served 4 years as Chapter President and currently serves as Boston’s Past 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 April of 2017, Ed was the recipient of the FBI’s Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA). In his professional life, Ed has over 30 years of computer networking experience with the last 22 years working at Boston University as a Senior Network Engineer where he designs, architects, implements and project manages system improvements as well as maintains the BU campus wired and wireless networks supporting the over 40,000 students, faculty and staff that use the computer network daily.

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.

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.

Kelly Lopez, National Director, Chapter Enrichment (Miami)

Kelly Lopez graduated the FBI Miami’s 3rd Citizens Academy class in 2005. Since 2006, she has served with the Miami CAAA Board in various roles, including 2 terms as the chapter’s Vice President. She developed and serves as the Digital Outreach Chair (Digital OT), a crowd-sourcing initiative, providing awareness and education via social media in (9) languages within our communities and to audiences worldwide. In 2016, she was nominated and confirmed to Miami’s Board Emeritus status. She is in her second year of serving on the national level as an RCC for Regions 2 & 4 and as a team member of the Chapter Leadership Training Committee. Currently, she serves as National’s Chapter Relations Coordinator assisting chapters throughout the nation. In 2016, Kelly was an honored recipient of the President’s Gold Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal for her service and dedication to the FBI CAAA.

General Counsel Committee

Jennifer L. Urban, Esq, General Counsel (Minneapolis)

Jenn is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. After graduation, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Peggy L. Bryant, Tenth District Court of Appeals for the State of Ohio. Before transitioning to private practice, Jenn served four years as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Ohio Attorney General in the Charitable Law Division where she learned the importance of protecting charitable assets through investigation and enforcement. Jenn honed her nonprofit business acumen while serving as the Executive Director of a Minnesota nonprofit with business operations in three states, and is currently active in the Minnesota and Ohio legal communities, enjoys teaching the Nonprofit Organizations Clinic at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and speaking at legal education seminars. Jenn attended the Minneapolis FBI Citizens Academy in 2017, and is dedicated to providing the FBINCAAA with education, creative solutions, and reliable advice.

Charles R. Smith, Esq, General Counsel (Phoenix)

Charles serves the FBINCAAA as a legal advisor with over 30 years experience as a corporate, business, tax and non-profit attorney in Tucson, Arizona.  After growing up in Minnesota and attending high school in Texas, in 1983 Charles obtained a Bachelor of Science with high honors in Accounting from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.  In 1986, he was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona College of Law.  In addition to his active practice of law, Charles devotes time to family, enjoys travel and performs community service.  He works with numerous non-profit organizations and is active in local and state bar associations seeking to improve the legal community.  He is on the editorial board of the official publication of the Pima County Bar Association, and also volunteers as a pro bono attorney for Southern Arizona Legal Aid.  Charles is a 2016 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and proudly serves the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy Alumni Association as a director, Vice President of Operations and legal advisor.

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