FBI Director James Comey visited the Knoxville Division in March. He had great things to say about the FBI Citizens Academy program, calling it a “force multiplier” in communicating the mission of the FBI. It’s good to know that the new director will support the program.
The director held a series of meetings with FBI agents from the Knoxville Division and its resident agencies. He also met with local police chiefs and sheriffs. One of the meetings on his agenda was with leaders of the local InfraGard chapter and the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association.
Four of us from the FBIKCAAA were able to attend the midday meeting. Afterward, we posed for a picture with Director Comey and Special Agent in Charge Ken Moore (now retired). The meeting was held six days before the FBIKCAAA elected new officers. Past-president Dennis Reedy, then-treasurer Pat Payne and I were joined by Leon Duquella, who at the time was our nominee for vice president and now holds the office.
I received my copy of the photo at a board meeting this week. I am still on the board as immediate past-president. In addition to Leon, the officers are president Angie Luckie, treasurer Rachael Ellis and secretary Carol Johnston.