The Bureau Consortium

Mass shooting and workplace violence experts forged through unparalleled FBI experience.

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Our Mission

Decades of FBI experience brought together to serve client needs, whether in thought leadership, training and prevention strategies, or behavioral threat assessments, to mitigate workplace violence and mass shooting risk.

Our Experts

Jin Kim

Founding Principal

Katherine Schweit

Founding Principal

Michael Kortan

Founding Member

Barbara Daly

Founding Member

Kathryn Turman

Plank Member

Mike Harrigan

Plank Member

Ashley Mancik

Plank Member

Melissa Fortunato

Plank Member

Dave Okada

Plank Member

Paul Timm

Plank Member

Gene Deisinger

Plank Member

Steven Bennett

Plank Member

James Hamilton

Plank Member

Jeff Cugno

Member

Kenji Okuma

Member

Don Robinson

Member

Janelle Miller

Member

Rachel Rojas

Advisor

Lynn Fairweather

Advisor

Our Services

After Action Reviews

Advisory Thought Leadership

Conference & Event Speaking

Policy and Training Evaluations

Behavioral Threat Assessment

Employee Safety Training

Crisis Management

Real-time Incident Communication Guidance

Security Risk Assessments

K-12/Higher Ed Campus Safety

De-Escalation Training

Anonymous Reporting Guidance

Ex-FBI Experts

Contact Our Experts

Email – info@bureauconsortium.com

Founders

Jin Kim

Founding Principal 

Jin Kim retired from the FBI in 2018 and is a twenty-three-year veteran of the New York Division. He is widely regarded as a Subject Matter Expert in Active Shooter and Workplace Violence Risk Management. 

As the Active Shooter Subject Matter Expert on the FBI’s Crisis Management Unit, he served as the leading authority in all active shooter substantive matters and as the principal liaison for the FBI’s private sector programs and corporate partnerships.

Mr. Kim is the Founder and Principal Practitioner of the PerSec Academy & Advisory Group – a consultancy specializing in active shooter and workplace violence risk management – and provides unparalleled expertise in training and educating workforces; assessing security and safety operational risk; modernizing institutional safety policies and operational procedures; and with crisis event management.

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Mr. Kim regularly serves global corporations and business enterprises; law firms; financial and banking institutions; K-12 Schools and higher education; hospitals/healthcare facilities; sports & entertainment venues; hotels & hospitality venues; retail services; houses of worship; and private security services. He also provides expert analysis and content as a keynote and featured speaker, national media contributor, and an expert witness.

In addition, he serves on numerous premier security technology company advisory boards and for Safe and Sound Schools, a Sandy Hook non-profit initiative specializing in school safety and security. Mr. Kim is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).

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Katherine Schweit

Katherine Schweit

Founding Principal 

Katherine Schweit is an attorney and retired FBI special agent who created and led the FBI’s active shooter program after the horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

She joined a White House team working on violence prevention matters led by then–Vice President Biden. She is the author of Stop the Killing: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis and the upcoming release, How to Talk About Guns with Anybody.

She authored the FBI’s seminal research on mass shootings, “A Study of 160 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013,” and was part of the crisis team responding to shooting incidents at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Pentagon, and the Navy Yard in the Washington, DC, area.

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She is an executive producer on the award-winning film, The Coming Storm, widely used in security and law enforcement training throughout the United States and the State Department worldwide. This work earned her a second US Attorney General’s outstanding contributions award.

Before starting her own consulting firm, Schweit Consulting LLC, she was the director for security training at a Fortune 300 company. A one-time print journalist and former Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago, she has published extensively, including opinion pieces in the New York Times and Chicago’s Daily Herald. She is a recognized expert in active shooter matters, crisis response, workplace violence, and corporate security policies and often is asked to provide on-air television commentary when tragedies occur.

She regularly speaks to professional, government, and private organizations. She is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.

She is adjunct faculty at DePaul University College of Law and Webster University. She lives in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, DC.

Michael Kortan

Founding Member

Michael Kortan retired from the FBI in 2018 and is a thirty-three year veteran serving at FBI headquarters and in the Kansas City Field Office.

Mr. Kortan is a communications expert with a special focus on
crisis communications. His wealth of knowledge about law
enforcement and national security matters comes from more than
three decades of experience with the FBI.

As national spokesperson and lead for the FBI’s public affairs
team, Mr. Kortan advised three FBI directors on national and
international issues. He has worked with law enforcement public
affairs professionals around the globe and brings a perspective
on a wide variety of issues, with direct involvement in every major investigative and administrative challenge faced by the FBI during his time.

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Mr. Kortan works with public affairs, trade, government, and international agencies to define
crisis communications plans and response. He understands the nature of crisis management
and the unique role of effective communications.

Over his career, Mr. Kortan worked with other law enforcement and security services and their
public affairs teams to interact with broadcast, cable, digital and print media on communications
matters.
Mr. Kortan graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the
International Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI Agents Association, and Society of Former
Special Agents of the FBI.

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Barbara Daly

Barbara Daly

Founding Member

Barbara Daly retired from the FBI in 2019 and is a 30-year veteran of the New York Field Office.

Barbara Daly is an experienced practitioner in the field of Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management, with specialties in Workplace Violence, Threat Mitigation and Active Shooters.

For nearly a decade, Barbara served as the Supervisory Special Agent overseeing the joint FBI/NYPD Violent Crime Task Force and was also the primary Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) Field Coordinator in the FBI’s New York Office during that time. As such, Barbara served as the main liaison between local, state and federal law enforcement entities and the FBI’s BAU, to include Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) requests.

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Barbara was involved with the FBI’s Active Shooter program from 2007 to 2019 and regularly speaks on the topics of identifying, assessing and managing emerging threats, targeted attacks and workplace violence. Barbara has an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a B.A. in Journalism from New York University, and has earned a Certified Threat Manager (CTM) designation through the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).

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