Global Advisory Committee (GAC) Membership

The Global Advisory Committee (GAC) consists of organizations appointed by the U.S. Attorney General or his/her designee. The GAC acts as the focal point for justice information sharing activities and works to provide the U.S. Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) with appropriate input from local, state, tribal, and federal agencies/associations in the ongoing pursuit of interjurisdictional and multidisciplinary justice information sharing. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), membership must be balanced in terms of the point of view represented and functions to be performed. Appointments are for two years and are to be renewed at the discretion of the U.S. Attorney General and/or the Designated Federal Official (DFO).

DOJ and the GAC expect each member organization to designate a key person within that organization as its representative to the GAC. This representative will have the ability to gain executive sponsorship for Global initiatives. DOJ and the GAC expect each representative to have the authority to commit to decisions that affect the member’s organization/affiliation during GAC meetings.

  • GAC Chair — Thomas M. Clarke, Ph.D.
    National Center for State Courts

  • GAC Vice Chair — Sheriff Michael W. Milstead
    National Sheriffs' Association


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Administrative Office of the United States Courts
http://www.uscourts.gov/adminoff.html
Primary Contact: Paul Halvorson (paul_halvorson@ao.uscourts.gov)
One Columbus Circle, Suite 4-300
Washington, DC 20544
(202) 502-2596
Fax: (202) 502-1677
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
http://www.aamva.org/
Primary Contact: Anne S. Ferro (AFerro@aamva.org)
Suite 400
4301 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 908-8289
American Correctional Association
http://www.aca.org/
Primary Contact: Jeffrey Washington (jeffw@aca.org)
206 North Washington Street
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 224-0103
Fax: (703) 224-0099
American Probation and Parole Association
http://www.appa-net.org/
Primary Contact: (appa@csg.org)
Post Office Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578
(859) 244-8203
Fax: (859) 244-8001
Association of State Correctional Administrators
http://www.asca.net/
Primary Contact: Robert M. Coupe (rob.coupe@state.de.us)
245 McKee Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 857-5234
Conference of State Court Administrators
http://cosca.ncsc.dni.us/
Primary Contact: David K. Byers (dbyers@courts.az.gov)
1501 West Washington Street, Suite 411
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-9307
Fax: (602) 542-9484
Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council
http://www.iir.com/WhatWeDo/Information_Sharing/CICC/
Primary Contact: Vernon M. Keenan (vernon.keenan@gbi.ga.gov)
3121 Pantherville Road
Decatur, GA 30034
(404) 244-2501
Criminal Justice Information Services Advisory Policy Board
Primary Contact: Thomas W. Turner (thomas.turner@vsp.virginia.gov)
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
(804) 674-2147
Fax: (804) 674-2918
Executive Office for United States Attorneys
http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa
Primary Contact:
United States Department of Justice
Room 2242
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
(202) 514-2000
Federal Bureau of Investigation
http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cjisd/about.htm
Primary Contact: James R. Gerst (James.Gerst@ic.fbi.gov)
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Moduel B-3
Clarksburg, WV 26306
(304) 625-2824
Fax: (304) 625-4498
International Association of Chiefs of Police
http://www.theiacp.org/
Primary Contact: Chief Harlin R. McEwen (chiefhrm@pubsaf.com)
422 Winthrop Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-1522
Fax: (607) 257-8187
International Association of Chiefs of Police, Division of State and Provincial Police
http://www.theiacp.org/About/Governance/Divisions/StateandProvincialPoliceSP/tabid/109/Default.aspx
Primary Contact: Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes (lpp3190@gw.njsp.org)
Post Office Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628
(609) 882-2000, Ext. 6500
Fax: (609) 771-1496
International Association of Chiefs of Police, Indian Country Law Enforcement Section
Primary Contact: Chief William Denke (bdenke@sycuan-nsn.gov)
5459 Sycuan Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 445-8710
INTERPOL Washington
http://www.interpol.int/
INTERPOL Washington—United States National Central Bureau
Primary Contact: Wayne Towson (Wayne.Towson@usdoj.gov)
145 N Street, NE, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 532-4239
Major Cities Chiefs Association
https://www.majorcitieschiefs.com/
Primary Contact: Chief Art Acevedo (Art.Acevedo@ci.austin.tx.us)
715 East 8th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 974-5000
Major County Sheriffs’ Association
http://www.mcsheriffs.com/
Primary Contact: Sheriff Richard Stanek (rich.stanek@co.hennepin.mn.us)
Room 6 Courthouse
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 348-2347
(612) 348-4208
National Association for Court Management
http://www.nacmnet.org/
Primary Contact: Kevin J. Bowling, J.D. (kbowling@miottawa.org)
Ottawa County Fillmore Complex
12120 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49460-8985
(616) 786-4100
National Association of Attorneys General
http://www.naag.org/
Primary Contact: Christopher A. Toth (ctoth@naag.org)
8th Floor
2030 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 326-6021
National Association of Counties
http://www.naco.org
Primary Contact: Bert J. Jarreau, Ph.D. (Bjarreau@naco.org)
25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-6226
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
http://www.nascio.org/
Primary Contact: Douglas Robinson (drobinson@nascio.org)
201 East Main Street
Suite 1405
Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 514-9153
National Center for State Courts
http://www.ncsconline.org/
Primary Contact: Thomas M. Clarke, Ph.D. (tclarke@ncsc.org)
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 259-1870
(757) 564-2084
National Conference of State Legislatures
http://www.ncsl.org/
Primary Contact: Susan P. Frederick (susan.frederick@ncsl.org)
444 North Capitol Street, NW
Suite 515
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 624-3566
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
http://www.ncjfcj.org/
Primary Contact: The Honorable Barbara A. Mack  (barbara.mack@kingcounty.gov)
1211 East Alder Street
Seattle, WA 98122-5593
(206) 296-9210
National Criminal Justice Association
http://www.ncja.org/
Primary Contact: Robert P. Boehmer (rboehme@uic.edu)
4022 BSB
1007 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 355-1753
(312) 996-8355
National District Attorneys Association
http://www.ndaa.org/
Primary Contact: Kay Chopard Cohen (kaychopardcohen@ndaa.org)
99 Canal Center Plaza
Suite 330
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-9222
National Governors Association
http://www.nga.org/cms/home.html
Primary Contact: Maury Mitchell (maury.mitchell@alacop.gov)
Suite 300
201 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 517-2413
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
http://www.nlada.org/
Primary Contact: Barbara Hurst, Esquire (bhurst@ripd.org)
160 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-1582
(401) 222-3287
National Sheriffs' Association
http://www.sheriffs.org/
Primary Contact: Sheriff Michael Milstead (mmilstead@minnehahacounty.org)
320 West 4th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
(605) 367-4300
(605) 367-7319
Nlets—The International Justice and Public Safety Network
http://www.nlets.org/
Primary Contact: Steven E. Correll (scorrell@nlets.org)
1918 West Whispering Wind Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85085
(623) 308-3502
(623) 308-3501
SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
http://www.search.org/
Primary Contact: Scott M. Came (scott.came@search.org)
7311 Greenhaven Drive, Suite 270
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 392-2550
(916) 392-8440
United States Department of Homeland Security
http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm
Primary Contact: Glenn D. Krizay (Glenn.Krizay@hq.dhs.gov)
Plans, Policy, Performance Management Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Washington, DC 20528
(202) 282-9690
United States Department of Justice
http://www.justice.gov/
Primary Contact: Joseph F. Klimavicz (joseph.klimavicz@usdoj.gov)
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 514-2000

Global Executive Steering Committee (GESC)


The Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Advisory Committee (GAC) Executive Steering Committee is comprised of:

  • GAC Chair and Vice Chair--per GAC bylaws, election of the Committee Chair and Vice Chair must be held upon GAC Charter renewal (two-year intervals)
  • Four Working Group Chairs, appointed by the GAC Chair
  • Two at-large representatives from the GAC, elected by other members of the GAC Executive Steering Committee

The responsibilities of the GAC Executive Steering Committee include:

  • Setting priorities, directing research, and preparing advisory recommendations for the approval of the GAC and, upon their approval, forwarding advisory recommendations to the Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs; the U.S. Attorney General (or the designated appointee of the U.S. Attorney General); and the U.S. Congress
  • Scheduling meetings and developing GAC meeting agendas with the final approval of the Chair and the Designated Federal Official
  • Consolidating and reporting GAC concerns and recommendations to the GAC and any other appropriate organizations
  • Tracking and reporting results and/or actions taken on GAC concerns and recommendations
  • Soliciting additional technical, professional, and administrative assistance, as necessary, to effectively and adequately address GAC concerns and support GAC activities
Thomas M. Clarke, Ph.D., GAC Chair
Chair, Global Standards Council
GAC Member Representing: 
National Center for State Courts
Primary Contact: Thomas M. Clarke (tclarke@ncsc.org)
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 259-1870
Sheriff Michael W. Milstead, GAC Vice Chair
GAC Vice Chair
GAC Member Representing: 
National Sheriffs' Association
Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office
Primary Contact: Michael W. Milstead (mmilstead@minnehahacounty.org )
320 West 4th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-2435
(605) 367-4300
Fax: (605) 367-7319
Mr. Robert P. Boehmer
Chair, Global Strategic Solutions Working Group
GAC Member Representing: 
National Criminal Justice Association
Institute for Public Safety Partnerships University of Illinois at Chicago
Primary Contact: Robert P. Boehmer (rboehme@uic.edu)
4022 BSB
1007 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 355-1753
Fax: (312) 996-8355
Mr. Kevin J. Bowling, J.D.
At-Large Global Executive Steering Committee Member
GAC Member Representing: 
National Association for Court Management
20th Circuit Court
Primary Contact: Kevin J. Bowling, J.D. (kbowling@miottawa.org)
Ottawa County Fillmore Complex
12120 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49460-8985
(616) 786-4100
Mr. Scott M. Came
Chair, Global Standards Council
GAC Member Representing:
SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
Primary Contact: Scott Came (scott.came@search.org)
7311 Greenhaven Drive
Suite 270
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 392-2550
Fax: (916) 392-8440
Mr. Steven E. Correll
At-Large Global Executive Steering Committee Member
GAC Member Representing: 
Nlets—The International Justice and Public Safety Network
Primary Contact: Steven E. Correll (scorrell@nlets.org)
1918 West Whispering Wind Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85085
(623) 308-3502
Fax: (623) 308-3501
Mr. Vernon M. Keenan
Chair, Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council
Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Primary Contact: Vernon M. Keenan (vernon.keenan@gbi.ga.gov)
3121 Panthersville Road
Decatur, GA 30034
(404) 244-2501
Chief Harlin R. McEwen
At-Large Global Executive Steering Committee Member
GAC Member Representing: 
International Association of Chiefs of Police

International Association of Chiefs of Police Communications and Technology Committee
Primary Contact: Harlin R. McEwen (chiefhrm@pubsaf.com)
422 Winthrop Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-1522
(607) 257-8187

Designated Federal Official

J. Patrick McCreary
Global Program Official
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Primary Contact: J. Patrick McCreary  (james.p.mccreary@usdoj.gov)
(202) 616-0532