Michael J. Hershman

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Michael J. Hershman, prior "to the launch of Civitas Group, LLC, ... was President and CEO of Decision Strategies, an international security advisory firm. Mr. Hershman is internationally recognized expert in the security and counterterrorism fields, with proven capability handling complex and challenging investigative, private intelligence and security assignments worldwide. He is also an expert in ethics and good governance. Prior to launching his consulting firm, Hershman served as Deputy Auditor General for the Foreign Assistance Program of the U.S. Agency for International Development and in the 1970s was a Senior Staff Investigator with the Senate Watergate Committee and then as Chief Investigator for a joint Presidential and Congressional commission reviewing state and federal laws on wiretapping and electronic surveillance. In the 1960s, Hershman began his security career as a Special Agent with U.S. Military Intelligence, specializing in counter-terrorism projects. After leaving the military, he moved to investigations of government corruption and financial fraud for the New York State Attorney General's Office and the Office of the Mayor of New York City." [1]

"Michael J. Hershman is President of the Fairfax Group, a global private intelligence, security and investigative firm founded in 1983. Mr. Hershman serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber Foundation, has investigated government corruption and financial fraud for the New York State Attorney General's Office and the Office of the Mayor of New York City and served as a Senior Staff Investigator for the Senate Watergate Committee and as Chief Investigator for a joint Presidential and Congressional commission reviewing state and federal laws on wiretapping and electronic surveillance. Mr. Hershman also worked for the Federal Election Commission, where as Chief Investigator and Director of Security he was responsible for audits and investigations of candidates and their campaign committees. Immediately prior to founding The Fairfax Group, Mr. Hershman served as Deputy Auditor General for the Foreign Assistance Program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), where he led investigations and audits of major U.S. funded projects overseas, and was responsible for worldwide security at all foreign AID missions.

"Michael Hershman is a co-founder of Transparency International, he is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Homeland Security Task Force and the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Protection. Mr. Hershman also serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of INFRAGARD an FBI program which links with the private sector for information exchange on homeland security issues." [2]

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  1. Hosts, 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference, accessed November 23, 2010.
  2. International Anti-Corruption Academy International Senior Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed September 1, 2012.