James Hamilton

Advisor

Senior Vice President, GDBA, Quality in Protection and Training Divisions, in this capacity he supervises a team of dedicated protection experts and instructors who ensure GDBA Protector quality in all areas of their career progression: recruitment, selection, training, licensing, and operations.

Prior experience:
17 years as an FBI Supervisory Special Agent.
Program Manager/GS-14 of the FBI Overseas Survival Awareness Program that prepared FBI personnel for overseas deployment.
Created the FBI Close Protection training program for Special Agents assigned to the US Attorney General’s Protective Detail, FBI Director’s Detail, and FBI SWAT personnel who assisted in those missions.

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Tactical Instructor assigned to the Tactical Training Unit at Hogan’s Alley: responsible for New Agent Tactical Instruction, Safe Streets training, and Active Shooter training for State and Local Law Enforcement.

Served four years on FBI Director Robert Mueller’s Protective Detail working in CONUS and OCONUS environments.

Created and managed the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in the Omaha Field Office after 9/11.

FBI SWAT Team Member for eight years.

Certified FBI Firearms Instructor, Tactical Instructor, Driving Instructor, ALERRT Active Shooter Instructor, and SWAT Operator.

James Hamilton
Lynn Fairweather

Lynn Fairweather

Advisor

Lynn Fairweather, MSW, is a domestic abuse survivor who has worked in the violence response and prevention field for more than 30 years. As president of Presage Consulting and Training LLC, she provides individually tailored guidance and education to a diverse portfolio of public and private organizations, including Federal Government agencies and multinational Fortune 500 employers. Presage’s services include domestic violence threat assessment and management training, workplace violence program and policy consultations, awareness campaign development, and on-call assessment and advice for employee involved cases. As a sought-after public speaker, she presents regularly at industry conferences around the world and contributes to a variety of violence prevention publications and standards.

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Ms. Fairweather’s unique expertise in domestic violence threat assessment and management was developed by working on thousands of high-risk cases through positions in criminal justice, social service, university, and shelter systems. She holds a master’s degree in social work, as well as training certifications from multiple institutions such as Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Gavin de Becker’s Advanced Threat Assessment Academy. Throughout her career, Ms. Fairweather has participated in advisory boards and multi-disciplinary response teams, as well as the design of victim support groups and batterer’s intervention programs. She has also served as a subject matter expert on various corporate and community projects, civil and criminal cases, and legislative issues.

Ms. Fairweather is an active member of the National Speaker’s Association, the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and the American Society for Industrial Security. She also writes professionally on the topic of domestic violence, authoring dozens of articles, releasing her first book in 2012 (Stop Signs: Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships” – Hachette Publishing), and appearing as a featured contributor in Asta Publishing’s 2015 compilation “Tales of Women Survivors”.