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George Mendiola, Managing Director GEORGE MENDIOLA

Managing Director

GEORGE MENDIOLA

Managing Director

 

George Mendiola joined FSA in 2017 and serves as the company’s Managing Director. Prior to joining FSA, Mendiola served at Engility Corporation as a Federal Civilian Group Vice President (VP) where he proactively led all business aspects of the $500M+ a year enterprise with service to the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies. Prior to his appointment to the Federal Civilian Group, Mendiola served as the Operations Director for Engility’s Space Systems Group, managing cleared professionals across the facilities, finance, contracts, subcontracts, talent management and talent acquisition back office functions. he has nearly 20 years of progressive experience in strategic planning, organizational development, contracts management, proposal development, customer engagement, financial planning, and cost accounting compliance. Prior to joining TASC in 2010, a company of Engility, Mendiola served as the Deputy Director of Project Control for a $12B government contractor providing development and SETA mission support to the intelligence community and Department of Defense customers. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight and development of professionals delivering earned value management, cost management and scheduling support to a portfolio of contracts valued at $700M in annual sales with over 2,500 employees nationwide.

Mendiola earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Business Administration degree from Radford University.

 

George Mendiola, Managing Director STEVEN DERR

General Manager and Program Manager

STEVEN DERR

General Manager and Program Manager

Steven Derr brings almost 30 years of front-line law enforcement experience to FSA, having served as a special agent and supervisor with the Drug Enforcement Administration for 28 years. Derr moved up through the DEA ranks and served 18 years in management/supervision of multiple projects at multiple locations, directing hundreds of people in field offices across the globe, and managing multi-million dollar annual budgets. In addition to his work in the U.S., Derr directed money-laundering investigations in South and Central America. At FSA, he serves as General Manager for the company and as Program Manager for the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program Support contract. He provides assessments of corporate and government agency needs; advice on planning for and managing projects and programs specialized training; and assistance in selecting appropriate personnel. Prior to joining FSA, after retiring from the DEA, Steve served as a senior manager at Deloitte, LLC.

 

George Mendiola, Managing Director ELAINE MORRISON

Chief Financial Officer

ELAINE MORRISON

Chief Financial Officer

With a distinguished career in accounting and finance, Elaine Morrison has served FSA for more than a decade and has been continuously promoted for her outstanding performance and leadership, rising from FSA’s Controller and Director of Finance to her current position of CFO. Under her direction, FSA has enjoyed a billing accuracy rating of 99.0% or greater from 2009 to 2015 and has implemented various innovations including electronic timesheets for 1,800 personnel and automated billing. Morrison brings a diverse financial background and experiences gained from her time at leading CPA firms as well as positions in the hospitality industry and has used that expertise to elevate FSA’s customer service approach. She has overseen the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance reviews and various corporate audits at FSA, adhering to the processes of the company’s larger, publicly-traded parent organizations and delivered highly successful results. Morrison holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

George Mendiola, Managing Director Tim Prange

Division Lead, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Tim Prange

Division Lead, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Tim Prange has 26 years of experience in senior contract management roles and currently leads FSA’s division providing support services to the Department of Homeland Security Unites States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Prange’s extensive experience in business process outsourcing results from nearly two decades overseeing administrative services contracts at numerous agencies within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Justice.

Previously, Prange served as a vice president at PAE responsible for managing a portfolio valued at $400 million. While at PAE, he also was Senior Program Manager managing 35 professional services contracts for the U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the DHS Federal Protective Service, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and others.

Prange holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Wisconsin Lutheran College and a master of business administration from Webster University.

 

George Mendiola, Managing Director Michael Kula

Deputy Program Manager and National Capital Regional Director

Michael Kula

Deputy Program Manager and National Capital Regional Director

A U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former United States Marine Corps Officer, Michael Kula has more than 25 years of domestic and international law enforcement investigative, management and leadership experience, with an emphasis on complex financial and money laundering investigations. He retired as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the Drug Enforcement Administration, where he held various investigative and management positions, including Section Chief of DEA’s Financial Investigations and Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New England Field Division. Kula is well versed on the Department of Justice law enforcement mission and asset forfeiture. He has been with FSA for more than eight years, previously serving as Agency Manager at the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces.  He currently is the Deputy Program Manager/Senior Regional Director for the National Capital Area Region on the DOJ Asset Forfeiture Program Support contract. 

George Mendiola, Managing Director Neil DeSousa

Regional Director, South

Neil DeSousa

Regional Director, South

Neil DeSousa’s law enforcement career spans 30 years in various leadership capacities with the U.S. Marshals Service. He began his career as a Deputy U.S. Marshal in the Southern District of New York and later became a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal. DeSousa continued as a senior leader for the USMS in high-level positions, such as Chief Inspector for the Witness Security Program for the Southeast U.S. and Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Florida. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed him acting U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Florida for two consecutive terms. He concluded his USMS career at the Senior Executive Service level as an Assistant Director. DeSousa earned an Attorney General Award and two Director’s awards during his USMS career. Since 2017, he has served as FSA’s Regional Director for the South Region. DeSousa holds a bachelor’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

George Mendiola, Managing Director Bill Griffin

Regional Director, North Central

Bill Griffin

Regional Director, North Central

Bill Griffin is a licensed attorney who practiced law prior to spending 27 years as Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He oversaw Asset Forfeiture matters within the FBI when assigned to the office of the Division Counsel. In 2004, he co-founded FSA as one of the first Regional Directors, bringing a wealth of investigative and management experience in organized crime, gang crimes and undercover matters.

Since joining FSA more than 15 years ago, he has overseen the job responsibilities of over 200 employees annually who in turn have produced some of the highest results in support of the U.S. Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program.

George Mendiola, Managing Director Kevin L. Lane

Regional Director, Northeast

Kevin L. Lane

Regional Director, Northeast

Kevin Lane has served as the Regional Director for FSA’s Northeast Region since 2017. The Northeast Region supports the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Attorney offices in the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program (AFP) and various General Services Administration (GSA) contracts. Lane manages about 200 employees in more than 50 cities. Previously, he was a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration for 34 years. During his time at DEA, Lane held a wide range of investigative, leadership and management positions, including Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations Division and Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New England Division. He has extensive financial investigation experience and knowledge of the Asset Forfeiture Program and has led some of the most significant money laundering investigations for DEA. Lane holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. 

George Mendiola, Managing Director Peter Nuñez

Regional Director, West

Peter Nuñez

Regional Director, West

As West Region Director, Peter Nuñez manages about 240 positions in more than 100 work sites supporting four federal law enforcement agencies. Earlier in his career, Nuñez served as the U.S. Attorney, Southern District of California, a litigation partner in one of California’s largest civil law firms, and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement, where he was responsible for all law enforcement functions of the Treasury Department.

 He is chairman of the board of the Center for Immigration Studies, a past president of the San Diego Crime Commission, and a past vice president of the San Diego Prevention Coalition. For 15 years, Nuñez was a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego. Nuñez holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, served in the U.S. Navy, and holds a law degree from the University of San Diego.

 

George Mendiola, Managing Director Russell Harrington

Project Director, Drug Enforcement Administration

Russell Harrington

Project Director, Drug Enforcement Administration

Russell Harrington is a retired Special Agent/Section Chief with the Drug Enforcement Administration. He was a Section Chief in DEA HQ for the Emergency Preparedness and COOP section. He also served as Resident Agent in Charge in Burlington, VT and Group Supervisor in Hartford, CT, overseeing a staff of investigators and intelligence specialists conducting investigations on all aspects of drug trafficking to include financial investigations. Previously, Harrington served for nine years with the North Kingstown, RI Police Department, retiring as a detective.

Since 2013, he has served as FSA’s Project Director for DEA’s Asset Forfeiture Program and recently assumed supervisory responsibilities for FSA’s Asset Forfeiture Investigative Services subcontract work. In his position as Project Director, Harrington oversees 116 employees.

George Mendiola, Managing Director Steven Hooten

Agency Manager, Federal Bureau of Investigation Asset Forfeiture

Steven Hooten

Agency Manager, Federal Bureau of Investigation Asset Forfeiture

Steven Hooten is the FSA Agency Manager supporting the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program in support of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a role he has held since 2013. He oversees about 80 employees assigned to more than 50 FBI Field Offices throughout the country. 

Previously, Hooten spent more than 25 years as a Special Agent, Supervisory Special Agent, and Deputy Chief with the Drug Enforcement Administration. He directed tactical and high-risk operations of several units of law enforcement officers, federal and state; and directed, developed and managed numerous complex investigations that targeted the highest-level drug trafficking and money laundering organizations operating domestically and internationally. Hooten also managed DEA’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and Asset Forfeiture Programs. He was responsible for conducting audits, reviews, and inspections of DEA’s seized currency, evidence, and operational programs.

George Mendiola, Managing Director Summer Jones

Agency Manager, Federal Bureau of Investigation Non-Asset Forfeiture

Summer Jones

Agency Manager, Federal Bureau of Investigation Non-Asset Forfeiture

Summer Jones is a proactive, performance-driven professional who has been with FSA Federal for more than 13 years. Her experience and expertise lie within leadership and problem solving for government contract operations.

She currently manages the execution of FSA’s FBI Language Services Section and Directorate of Intelligence Administrative Section contracts. Jones has proven to be highly qualified in planning, organizing and managing resources to successfully meet project goals and objectives, all while honoring predetermined contract constraints. She is committed to delivering high-quality and efficient administrative and operational support while working to meet customer needs.

Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Howard University.

George Mendiola, Managing Director Stephen Marchini

Agency Manager, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Stephen Marchini

Agency Manager, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Stephen Marchini brings almost three decades of law enforcement experience to FSA, including more than 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility carrying out the mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration. From local police officer to supervisory special agent and country attaché, Marchini has served at the local, federal and international levels in both frontline and supervisory positions and brings a keen understanding of policy, enforcement and program management to the company. At FSA he has served as the Agency Manager supporting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives since 2011 and supervises 145 personnel assigned to 26 offices throughout the U.S. 

George Mendiola, Managing Director Darrin Sachs

Agency Manager, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force

Darrin Sachs

Agency Manager, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force

Darrin Sachs brings more than 25 years of law enforcement experience to FSA, having served for five years as a Deputy U.S. Marshal and 21 years as an FBI Special Agent. During his career with the FBI, Sachs conducted complex long-term investigations targeting Organized Crime groups, Violent Crime, to include bank and armored car robberies, interstate drug trafficking organizations, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In addition, he served as a Supervisory Special Agent for a Chicago multi-agency FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force that targeted Chicago’s most violent street gangs. Sachs also was a member of an FBI SWAT Team and is a certified FBI Crisis Management Coordinator. He served at the FBI Academy instructing new FBI Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts and providing law enforcement instruction to the FBI’s international partners. Darrin currently serves as the FSA Agency Manager supporting the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).

George Mendiola, Managing Director Todd Smith

Project Director, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section

Todd Smith

Project Director, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section

Todd Smith has more than 24 years of experience in personnel and task management, production and quality control within U.S. Army Aviation, federal security and federal law enforcement. After serving on active duty with the U.S. Army in various locations throughout the world, he began a career as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent on the southwest border of California, serving in various capacities. Notably, Smith was a member of the Intelligence Unit, working with other federal and state agencies on narcotics and human smuggling initiatives.

He joined FSA in 2006 as an Operations Supervisor and now serves as Project Director at the Department of Justice, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section. Smith holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Management.