Donald R. Pena is a co-founder of the FSNSIA and a Contract Special Investigator for the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service residing in the State of North Carolina. Previously, Don has served as the Post Security Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Edinburgh, Scotland and Senior Investigator at the US Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. Prior to employment with the State Department Don served in the US Navy and was owner of Corps Careers LLC in Washington, DC. This temporary Advisory Board Founders position is additionally responsible to provide continuity through the transition from concept, to fledgling organization, to fully functional orgnanization that is member-run.
David Allen Scholl is a co-founder of the FSNSIA and a former Contract Special Investigator for the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, with additional Diplomatic Security experience as a Special Projects Advisor for Regional Security Office Baghdad. He is the Deputy Director of an international security services company and a veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces residing in the State of Texas. He is a recognized expert in organizational development, operations, training, planning, abduction prevention and response, and other security-related disciplines.
A 25-year veteran of the United States Secret Service, Merletti served as the agency’s 19th Director prior to joining the Cleveland Browns organization. Before becoming Director of the United States Secret Service, Merletti served as assistant director in the Office of Training, where he was responsible for the curriculum, methodology, and content of training for all Secret Service employees. He served in the Presidential Protective Division under three Presidents, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton; and was named as the Special Agent in Charge of Presidential Protective Division (PPD), the 22nd agent to hold that position in the history of the Secret Service dating back to 1865. The Advisory Board Secret Service position is additionally responsible to provide expertise on the subject of protection and represent the best interests and practices of the Secret Service community.
John Raucci is 25-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and former Assistant Director of the Bureau’s Human Resources Division. He has held positions as the Legal Attaché in London, England, Special Agent in Charge in Jackson, Mississippi, and as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Chicago, Illinois in addition to serving as a police detective near Chicago. Mr. Raucci has degrees in Business Administration, Public Administration and Law – practicing civil litigation in DuPage County, Illinois. He is the recipient of several FBI performance awards and commendations, is a current member of the OSAC Board (New York Forum), an active member of DSAC, and the author of text books on crisis management and traveling in hostile overseas environments. The Advisory Board FBI position is additionally responsible to provide expertise on the subject of investigations and to represent the best interests and practices of the Justice community.
Scott P. Bultrowicz is a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service and served as the service’s eleventh Director. During his 28-year career Bultrowicz also served in various domestic and overseas positions to include Director of Training, Director of Investigations and Counterintelligence and overseas assignments in Iraq, Ukraine, Russia and Mexico. Bultrowicz entered on duty with the Department of State as a Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent in 1986. He is the recipient of several State Department awards, including Meritorious and Superior Honor awards and Regional Security Officer of the Year. The Advisory Board Diplomatic Security Service position is additionally responsible to provide expertise on the subject of diplomatic security and represent the best interests and practices of the Diplomatic Security community.
Arie J. van Veelen has worked as Senior Foreign Service National Investigator for the Regional Security Office Hague since 1986, providing expertise in the fields of liaison, vetting, residential security, surveillance detection and the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). He has additionally served at Embassy Baghdad and Consulate Erbil (Iraq) and is a recognized expert in operational database program development. Arie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management, Economics & Law and graduated at RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam with a Masters Degree Business Science in Change Management. He additonally holds minors in Corporate Finance and Knowledge Management. Mr. van Veelen is responsible to advise the Advisory and Executive Boards on all matters pertaining to Europe and Eurasia in addition to promoting membership and security professionalism within his region.