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.

Bruce D. Ash, Foundation Chairman







Bruce entered on duty with the FBI one month after graduating from the University of Baltimore Law School in July 1968. After serving in Detroit and the Cincinnati-Dayton RA, he was transferred to his Office of Preference, Baltimore. He transferred to FBIHQ, Office of Congressional Affairs and returned to the Baltimore Division as the OCDETF Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Region in March 1990. Two years later, he was designated to create and supervise the first Safe Streets Task Force Squad in the Baltimore Division. He became the Safe Streets Program Coordinator and remained the supervisor until 1998 when he was promoted to Criminal ASAC. On September 1, 2000, Bruce retired from the FBI after 32 years of service and co-founded Ash, Ellis and Associates, Inc., a security and safety consulting company. After five years, he moved on to work for the Department of State, ADC Ltd., and handling several estates, as well as practicing law. Shortly, after retiring, Bruce joined the Society of Former Special Agents, Baltimore Chapter. He became the Chapter's Chairman and served for the next 10 years.

Robert H. Gibson, Foundation Treasurer

Bob served the FBI for 32 years from June 1975 through June 2007 with assignments in Dallas (Fort Worth RA), Chicago, and Knoxville, working primarily complex white collar crime and public corruption matters. Upon retirement, he formed and currently operates his own private investigation/forensic accounting company, The Gibson Group. Bob resides in Knoxville, TN, with his wife, Rebecca. They enjoy boating and spending time with their grandchildren. 

Michael J. Prendergast, Foundation Secretary 

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Mike is a 1976 graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.A. in Political Science. His initial position with the FBI in 1977, was in the Uniform Crime Reporting Section at HQ and he eventually earned a B.A in Accounting to qualify under the SA Accountant Program. Following New Agents Training in 1979, Mike was assigned to the Minneapolis Division working Reactive and WCC matters. In 1983, he was transferred to the NYO to work extensive International Fraud Matters and, in late 1985, transferred to the Hostage Rescue Team to handle all of the Logistic and Administrative matters. He returned to WFO to work Public Corruption and, eventually, Terrorist Matters being involved in the Pan Am 103 Bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, working in Malta during 1989. Mike then received an OP transfer to the Gary RA, Indianapolis Division, working Corruption, WCC, and Gang matters. He became the SSRA for the Merrillville RA, became the EAP Coordinator as well as the Civil Rights Coordinator for the Division, and retired in April 2011. In June 2000, Mike was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church, Diocese of Gary, and has been assigned since as the Diocesan Coordinator of Jail and Prison Ministry, mainly at Indiana State Prison, Michigan City, IN. Mike has volunteered at Opportunity Enterprises, a not-for-profit addressing the needs of other-abled individuals and also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Mike has been a member of the Indianapolis Chapter of the Society since his retirement in 2011 and looks forward to serving the Society and promoting its mission and benefits to all of the Chapters and their members in the North Central Region.

Ellen Glasser








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. 


Julian H. Stackhaus

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.

Wesley Wheeler

A Georgia native, Wes attended Georgia Southern University. Prior to the FBI, he was a Special Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Atlanta and Athens, GA. Wes entered on duty March 1999 where he worked a wide variety of criminal matters. After September 11, 2001 he worked CT matters. He has also served on the Attorney General’s Protection Detail and has been an instructor at the FBI Academy. Wes currently serves as the squad supervisor of WFO CT-10, National Capitol Response Squad. He also serves as the DC Regional Board Member on the FBIAA Executive Board.


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