Foundation Board of Trustees

The Former Agents of the FBI Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees, Unlike other positions at the National Society, the Trustees are not elected by the Society membership and are appointed for a three-year term by the Society's Board of Directors. The Trustees, themselves, select the Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary.

 

  Tase Bailey, Chair

I am honored to have been selected as a Trustee of the Foundation. My career in the FBI has been very rewarding and I consider this honor as an opportunity to give back to my FBI Family. I grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where my mother and her family had lived for generations and she met my father there who was a career Navy man. I attended parochial schools in Pensacola and received my degree from a small Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama. It was there that I met my future wife and we have been married nearly 55 years. We have three children of which our two daughters reside in the Dallas, Texas area and a son who is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps and currently stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. In addition, we have nine grandchildren. Upon graduation from college, I was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps and served a tour in Vietnam. Upon my return to the U.S., I was assigned to the Marine Barracks in Lakehurst, New Jersey (where the Hindenburg crashed) and it was there that I learned that the FBI was hiring military officers for the Agent position. I have served in St. Louis, WFO, Quantico in the Firearms Training Unit and the Special Operations Research Unit, and then to Dallas where I retired in 1994. I have since worked for Bank of America and other part-time private security jobs. I have been a Society member since 1996 and have been a Chair for the Dallas Chapter as well as served two terms as the Regional Vice President for the South Central Region. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Society, I have been able to closely observe the work of the Foundation. I look forward to being a member of the Board of Trustees and to ensure that I do everything in accordance with my fiduciary obligations that this position entails, and I will endeavor to provide responsible decisions in the use of the Foundation's assets. I thank you for this honor and encourage you to support the Foundation to the best of your ability.

  Joseph A. Valiquette, Secretary

I am truly honored to be appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation. When I was a member of the Society’s Board of Directors, several years ago, I saw up close the good work and support the Foundation performs on behalf of the entire FBI Family - both active and retired. I also saw the dedication and hard work of the Trustees to insuring the mission and goals of the Foundation are achieved. It is my intention to live up to the high standards set by current and former Board members. Although a native of the Boston area and, therefore a life-long Red Sox fan, I have lived in northern New Jersey for the past 45 years. I received my BA from Boston College in 1971 and earned a JD from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1974. The Bureau sent me to the New York FBI Office in 1975 directly from Quantico and I served my entire 30-year career there. I am proud of the fact that I was one of the original members of the New York FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force, the first in the nation, when it was formed with the NYPD in 1980. Following that assignment, I was, for many years, the Media Coordinator for the New York Office, a position I held until my retirement in 2005. It was in the New York Office that I met my wife of 37 years, Lorraine, who enjoyed a 17-year career in the NYO. Since retiring from the FBI in 2005, I have been working in New York City at WNBC, the flagship affiliate of NBC, where I work with the Investigations Team and contribute to NBC News on law enforcement and security stories. I also have taken a more active role in the Society in recent years having served two terms as Northeast Regional Vice President and currently as the Chair of the Information Committee as well as Chair of the Northern New Jersey Chapter. I look forward to contributing to the important work of the Foundation in support of its many programs which serve the FBI Family past, present, and future. The Foundation keeps the FBI’s legacy and history alive with its support of the Service Martyrs Program, Legacy Program, and several history initiatives. It addresses present needs by way of assistance grants, disaster relief as well as presenting awards recognizing the work of current FBI personnel and members of the public who have served the FBI and their communities. The Foundation also looks to the future with its many scholarship programs. It is my privilege to serve as a Trustee and I pledge to do my best to further the mission of the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation.

 Phillip G. Sprick, Treasurer

Phil Sprick is currently the Vice President of Human Resources at Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), which owns and operates 1,900 cemeteries and funeral homes throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Prior to his FBI service, Phil was with Price Waterhouse & Co. and earned his CPA certification. A member of NAC #80-15, he spent five years as a Special Agent in New Orleans, Louisville (London RA), and Los Angeles. After his Bureau service, he worked in commercial banking for 14 years and then joined the deathcare profession in 1999. During his post-Bureau career, he managed a variety of functions including HR, training, safety, security, compliance, marketing, communications, recruiting, compensation, and benefits. In his current role, he oversees a $1.2 billion 401(k) plan for SCI employees. A Society member for 35 years, Phil has been the Chair of the New Orleans Chapter and, most recently, the Houston Chapter, where he served for three terms. Phil said, “I’m very pleased to be selected as a Foundation Trustee. Providing assistance to our colleagues is an essential part of our Society. For example, when Hurricane Harvey flooded many neighborhoods in Houston, the Society was there to help members and current FBI employees who sustained damage. That’s something we can all take pride in!” SCI, Phil’s employer, provides no-cost funerals and cemetery property to fallen heroes, including FBI Agents, police officers, firefighters, and other first responders. “It’s part of our DNA and a small way to give back to the family of those who lost a loved one,” said Phil. “We also offer discounted services to both Society and FBI Alumni members as a way to show our appreciation for having served our country.” Phil earned his Bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Math and Science Initiative. He and his spouse, Lynne, have two daughters. One teaches English in Bulgaria and the other, a former FBI Honors Intern, is in law school at Georgetown.

  Ellen Glasser, Trustee

Ellen retired from the FBI in 2006, with 24 years of FBI service. Her husband, Don, is also a retired FBI Agent. She received both an undergraduate and graduate degree from Duke University and her doctoral degree from the University of North Florida. In the FBI, she served in the Charlotte, San Diego, Washington Field, FBIHQ, Seattle, and Jacksonville offices, working across program lines. Ellen served as both a field and FBIHQ supervisor. Her final FBI assignment was as Jacksonville JTTF Coordinator. She worked on several high-profile FBI cases, to include the Iran-Contra Investigation. Ellen has served as an officer in the Society’s Florida Crown Chapter and has also served nationally within the Society as both the National Secretary and President. After retirement from the FBI, Ellen was employed for a number of years as an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida. She currently serves as the Mayor of Atlantic Beach, FL. Ellen is the mother of six children and a growing number of grandchildren. 

Ken E. Neu, Trustee

Ken Neu was born and raised in Queens, NY. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School and later graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering. Prior to entering on duty as a Special Agent with the FBI in 1969, he was a design engineer with Raytheon Corporation Space and Information Systems. He served in Milwaukee, New York, FBI Laboratory, Tampa, Philadelphia, and Houston, where he became a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in 1981. In 1990, he transferred to the Violent Crimes Unit at FBIHQ and, in June of that year, married his wife, Diane. After completing a tour as an Assistant Inspector, he was assigned as SSA in the Organizational Intelligence Unit and, in 1995, he was promoted to Unit Chief of the Safe Streets and Gang Unit. In 1999, he became Assistant Section Chief of the Violent Crimes and Major Offenders Section, the position from which he retired in November 2002.

After retiring, he worked for the Gavin Group auditing Catholic Dioceses regarding compliance with the Child Protection Charter adopted by the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops. In 2006, he and Diane relocated to Hammock Beach in Flagler County, FL. Ken has served on the Board of Directors of the Ocean Hammock Property Owners Association and the Rotary Club of Flagler County, as well as serving as a Trustee of the Hammock Community Church. From 2016-2018, he served as the National Secretary of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI and as Florida Regional Vice President from 2018-2020. In addition, he has served as the Secretary for the Greater Daytona Beach Chapter since 2008. He is an associate member of the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association and a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He and his wife are also members of several civic organizations in our community. Ken looks forward to continuing his service to the Society as a Foundation Trustee to provide services and assistance to the membership as well as current FBI personnel.

   Julian H. Stackhaus, Trustee

Julian entered on duty as a Special Agent with the FBI, Class 79-3, in March 1979. His first assignment was the St. Louis Field Office, where he served from 1979 to 1984, after which he was assigned to the New York Field Office working International Terrorism in South Africa, India, Iran, and Iraq. He was reassigned to FBI Headquarters during the fall of 1992 where he remained until the fall of 1994. He retired from the New Haven Field Office during the spring of 2000, becoming a member of the Society on the day of his retirement. Prior to the FBI, Julian served as a Staff Officer, 5th Special Forces Group, with one tour in Southeast Asia, from the date of college graduation in 1967 to 1975. He received a civilian appointment to the Directorate, Combat Development, United States Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA, on leaving active military duty, where he remained pending acceptance to the FBI Academy.

  H. Corinne Harrah, Trustee

I am very pleased to have been selected as an Associate Trustee for the Foundation. I have been an Associate Society member for several years, and my two oldest children have received the Foundation scholarship to attend Notre Dame, which means my family has experienced first-hand some of the benefits of the Society’s benevolent work. Now, I will have the privilege of giving back by serving as an Associate Trustee. I entered on duty with the FBI in January 1996. My first office was the New York Office where I worked mainly organized crime matters for three years. I then transferred to the Honolulu Division where I worked for 11 years. Although I was assigned to a drug squad for over two years, spent six months as an interim recruiter and three years simultaneously wearing multiple hats as the Training, National Academy, and Community Outreach Coordinators, the majority of my time in Honolulu was spent working white-collar crime cases. In 2009, I took an OP transfer to the Charlotte Division, Greensboro Resident Agency, where I have worked a variety of white-collar crime matters. I have represented my fellow Special Agents on a Director’s Advisory Committee since 2002 and became a member of the Special Agents Advisory Committee (SAAC) Executive Council in 2017. I became Co-Chair of the SAAC in 2019, which is a four-year term and puts me in regular communication with Director Wray and other Headquarters executives. After losing my mother to cancer at age six, I was raised by an aunt and uncle in rural Arkansas and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where I was the student body President. I am licensed to practice law in North Carolina. Currently, my most consistent extracurricular activity revolves around my youngest son, either volunteering for service projects alongside him, attending his club or varsity soccer games, or volunteering for the varsity soccer boosters. I look forward to serving the Society membership as an Associate Trustee and pledge to represent you in the Foundation’s work to the absolute best of my abilities.