Presidential Gold Service Medals Awarded at National Leadership Conference

June 30, 2023 8:19 AM | Anonymous

Contact: Karen Corrigan, President


(Boston, Massachusetts, June 30, 2023) – FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBI National CAAA) presented Presidential Gold Service Medals to four FBI Citizens Academy Program alumni for outstanding accomplishments. The medal is awarded to individuals who distinguish themselves as leaders for their contributions in supporting and bringing significant projects to fruition.

This year, Presidential Gold Service Medals and Certificates were presented to Skip Brandt, Kevin Fletcher, Richard Schwalberg, and Kate Stoan for their support and contributions to successfully produce the Association’s 2023 Annual National Leadership Conference.

Skip Brandt, director of security for the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, is an alumnus of the FBI Boston Citizens Academy Program and member of the Boston Chapter. He served as a liaison with the FBI National CAAA, FBI Boston CAAA Chapter, FBI Headquarters, hotel venue, sponsors, and entertainers to ensure that full safety and security arrangements were met.

Kevin Fletcher, who serves on the FBI National CAAA Communications Team, has been creating a photographic history of the National Leadership Conference for the past 11 years and also serves as the Association’s National Historian. He is a member of the FBI Atlanta Citizens Academy Alumni Association.

Richard Schwalberg, FBI National CAAA Vice President for Operations, made significant contributions in time and expertise overseeing the details of planning, sponsorship development, and production of the 2023 National Leadership Conference. Rich is an alumnus of the FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Program.

Kate Stoan, an alumna of the FBI Cincinnati Citizens Academy Program and serves as Vice President for Chapter Services on the FBI National CAAA Board of Directors. She established a comprehensive integrated communications strategy to include the conference registration platform, online promotions, daily digital announcements, and branding oversight for the 2023 program.

“Individuals receiving the Presidential Gold Service Medal personify the highest standards and principles of the FBI and the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association,” said Karen Corrigan, president of the FBI National CAAA. “The extraordinary volunteer contributions from Mr. Brandt, Mr. Fletcher, Mr. Schwalberg, and Ms. Stoan were instrumental to producing a highly successful educational program to support our chapter leaders and FBI partners.”

The medals were presented at the Association’s 16th Annual National Leadership Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBINCAAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-­‐volunteer organization that works in partnership with the FBI to promote public safety and security through community engagement, education, and outreach initiatives. Founded in 2005, the National organization provides training, resources, and governance oversight for 57 local FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Chapters representing more than 53,000 business, civic, religious, and community leaders across the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico.

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