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Board of Directors

Thomas G. Hauck

Thomas G. Hauck is the founder of Operation Deep Blue. After retiring from the FBI with over 22 years of experience, he currently serves as a state homeland security executive. Prior to his law enforcement career, Thomas served in the United States Marine Corps as an enlisted infantryman and intelligence officer. 

Guy Shields
Executive Board

Guy Shields retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel, after more than 26 years. He had multiple deployments to Central America, Africa, the Balkans and the Gulf Region, as well as hurricane and forest fire relief deployments in the U.S., as both an Infantry Officer and Public Affairs Officer. After retiring from the Army, Guy spent seven years directing external communications for a major defense contractor, followed by establishing the communications function for a non-profit that provides financial assistance to Army soldiers and families. Guy is an avid boater and a credentialed USCG Master. He has more than 15 years serving on boards for both the Army Public Affairs Association (Chairman) and the Capital Yacht Club (Commodore). In the past two decades he has been instrumental in establishing two 501(c)(3) charities; The Army Public Affairs Association and the Capital Yacht Club Community Chest.

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Charlie Atie
Vice President

Charlie Atie began his law enforcement career in 1991 with the Prospect Park (NJ) Police Department and retired as the Chief of Police in 2020.  Throughout his career, Charlie was the recipient of many honors and awards.  Charlie obtained Bachelor of Arts and Master of Administrative Science Degrees, focusing on Leadership and Management, from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Charlie proudly served as President of the Passaic County (NJ) Police Chief’s Association.  Charlie also participated in the NJ State Association of Chiefs Of Police (NJSACOP) International Executive Leadership and Advanced Professional Policing Programs globally where he attended workshops with various Law Enforcement Executives in over seven countries.  

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John B. Mandrafina
Executive Board
John B. Mandrafina retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Supervisory Special Agent after over 26 years of service.  John has lectured on the use of sophisticated investigative techniques at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary and represented the FBI at several international conferences regarding use of the undercover technique.  John is credited with having overseen the planning and execution of dozens of successful criminal, counterterrorism and counterintelligence undercover operations.  Upon his retirement, John founded Twilight Investigations, providing investigative services to several Fortune 500 Companies and prestigious law firms in the New York metropolitan area.  
John Spinato
Secretary & Treasurer

John Spinato began his law enforcement career as a United States Air Force Security Policeman and continued with the New York Air National Guard and Division of Military and Naval Affairs. John pursued his civilian law enforcement career with the Town of Crawford (NY) Police Department where he retired in 2015.  In 2019, John joined the Town of Shawangunk (NY) Police Department where he continues to serve as a Police Officer.

Edward Kasper
Executive Board
Edward Kasper began his law enforcement career in July 1990 with the Oakland NJ Police Department. In November 2007, after rising through the ranks, he was promoted to the position of Police Chief and remained in that position until his retirement in 2018. Edward proudly served as the President of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association in 2017 and continues to be a member of the Association's Executive Board. 
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