James S. Davidson
Mr. Davidson is a former FBI agent of 23 years and a CPA. He spent most his career investigating violent and organized crime in Los Angeles, and served in Ukraine, Israel, and FBI headquarters. Mr. Davidson is an expert in celebrity stalking as well as kidnap risk mitigation. In 2007, Mr. Davidson was part of a team of investigators and prosecutors that won a prestigious DOJ award in connection with the conviction of multiple defendants of a Russian organized kidnapping and murder ring. In addition to his responsibilities as President of Protect the FBI, Mr. Davidson serves as a board member of Digital Retail Apps, Inc., a Toronto-based technology company.
Formerly a staff accountant with Deloitte & Touche, in 1992, Mr. Dupre arrived at the FBI Academy where he excelled in both academics and its rigorous physical training program. One of the few FBI agents to hold a perfect score in the academy's fitness test, Mr. Dupre's name is forever inscribed on a plaque that hangs on the east wall of the academy's fitness center. Mr. Dupre spent the next 25 years investigating economic crimes, drug trafficking, and crimes against children. He also served as the Sacramento Division's media coordinator, a SWAT operator, and a firearms instructor. Mr. Dupre is currently the president of Dupre Investigations in Sacramento.
Mr. Kravitz received a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston. He later earned an M.S. in International History from the London School of Economics. In 2009, he founded eVoter, a non-partisan voter information and candidate marketing platform. Mr. Kravitz is currently lead partner at Kravitz & Co., P.A., a Miami-based law practice that focuses on Corporate, Securities, M&A, Technology, and International Transactions.
A former Marine and Stanford-educated attorney, Mike was a highly-regarded FBI agent, whose specialty was fighting public corruption in New Orleans, a city that is all too familiar with the type of rampant corruption especially unfair to its poorest residents. Mike is also an FBI whistleblower, with a unique understanding of how difficult it is for rank and file FBI employees to report abuses of authority without fear of retaliation. As Protect the FBI’s in-house counsel, Mike intends to help change this.
Michael "Bret" Hood
Former SSA Hood finished his 25-year FBI career as an adjunct professor of leadership and ethics for the University of Virginia while serving as an instructor at the prestigious FBI National Academy. Since 2000, Mr. Hood has taught Fortune 500 companies and government executives leadership, ethics, and crisis leadership. After retiring in 2016, Mr. Hood founded 21st Century Learning & Consulting, a boutique teaching and consulting consortium. He is also faculty member and forensic accounting professor at the University of Virginia. Mr. Hood is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Eat More Ice Cream: A Succinct Leadership Lesson for Each Week of the Year. He has an M.B.A. from Boston University.
Mr. Lange is the Chief Financial Officer at Collectors Editions, Inc. Previously, he graduated from California State University - Northridge with a B.A. in Accounting and spent several years as a staff and in-charge accountant at Stonefield Josephson in Santa Monica, CA. Mr. Lange is the Treasurer of Protect the FBI.
Michael Di Roma
Mr. Di Roma brings valuable experience to Protect the FBI's board. He retired in 2016 after a distinguished 21-year career as an FBI agent. After substantial field experience, Mr. Di Roma spent the latter half of his career, first in the FBI's Congressional Liaison Office, and then as Chief Division Counsel and Ethics Officer in the Sacramento Division. Prior to entering the FBI, Mr. Di Roma was in private legal practice in Los Angeles, and is again practicing law, this time in Sacramento.
Toni Hoang is a Stockton native. She was born to refugee parents. She is an attorney and a respected risk management professional with over 10 years’ of experience mitigating risk through quantitative and qualitative analysis. She is a speaker and author in this field. Ms. Hoang was honored by the Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 under 40 for her professional accomplishments and community involvement. She works for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District as its Enterprise Risk Manager. She also serves on the executive board for the FBI Sacramento Citizens' Academy Alumni Association.
Kevin R. Evans
Mr Evans’ career spanned 47 years as an IT professional. Forty-four of those years were spent developing software in a variety of languages and platforms from embedded microprocessors to mainframes with an emphasis on classified communications systems for the US Army, US Navy, NSA and NASA. Mr. Evans worked on the development of the 2nd generation of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) software for 20 years. Eleven of those years were either as a contractor or FBI employee. Mr. Evans retired from the FBI in 2013. Since retiring, Mr. Evans has consulted on NCIC’s third generation software (N3G).
Mr. Miller is CEO of MILLERGROUP, which specializes in complex and sensitive investigations, including due diligence, surveillance, ID fraud, and missing persons. Mr. Miller's firm also provides protective services for public figures that have concerns about inappropriate pursuers, stalkers, or paparazzi. Mr. Miller was previously a reserve police officer in Santa Monica. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from California State University - Sacramento.
By the time D.J. Hathaway retired from the FBI, he had logged 34 years in federal, state, and local law enforcement, and the military. He is now the Vice President of Tactical Programs for Guardian Centers of Georgia, LLC. During his 20-year FBI career, Mr. Hathaway served as Commander of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT). Prior to this, Mr. Hathaway was an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division, a Supervisory Special Agent of the National Capital Response squad in Washington, DC, and an HRT operator and team leader.
Mr. Gruen earned a B.S. from Wayne State University in Detroit and an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film, & Television. His work as a screenwriter earned him a number of screenwriting awards. Additionally, Mr. Gruen’s advertising work at Chiat/Day and Ogilvy & Mather included award-winning TV, print, and radio campaigns for Nike, American Express, and Nissan/Infiniti. Mr. Gruen advises on on media strategy and messaging.