Daniel J. DeSimone, Secretary-Treasurer (independent/voting member—January 2013 - Present)
Former Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation Daniel J. DeSimone joined the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund Board of Directors in 2014. Dan is an honorably discharged and decorated veteran of the United States armed forces, having served both domestically and internationally in the military police ranks for nearly five years. Following his military service, Mr. DeSimone served faithfully for 23 years as an FBI Special Agent, holding various positions of increased responsibility in his six different field and headquarters assignments. He worked extensively with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies while assigned to several multi-agency task forces. As the FBI’s former Chief of Undercover & Sensitive Operations, he keenly understands the complexities and challenges of law enforcement operations. Prior to his retirement from the FBI, Dan served as the FBI’s lead to the private sector where he gained important knowledge, understanding and experience in the relationship between the public and private sectors. For his career in public service and his actions in his private life, Dan was awarded knighthood by Pope Benedict XVI in 2011. Today, Mr. DeSimone is the Senior Director of Investigative Resources at Thomson Reuters, where he serves as the company’s chief interface with law enforcement agencies across the United States and members of the corporate security ranks. Dan is member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Directors Association, as well as other law enforcement related organizations.