F. Lee Howell

Founder and Senior Expert, The Bar Group (Behavioral Assessment Resource Group). Prior to joining The Bar Group, Mr. Howell was a Senior Behavioral Intelligence Expert at Business Intelligence Advisors (BIA).


During his time with BIA, Mr. Howell provided training in the Detection of Deception, Interviewing and Elicitation of Information to financial services industry professionals throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. In 2002, Mr. Howell retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation with over 26 years of distinguished service. While assigned to FBI headquarters he served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the psychological services unit, administering psychometric tests to and counseling all active undercover agents. In conjunction with the Undercover and Sensitive Operations Unit he screened, selected and trained candidates for the undercover certification course at the FBI Academy. He developed course curriculum for undercover training at the FBI Academy, instructed new agents, and taught advanced investigative techniques. As a Special Agent with the FBI, Mr. Howell specialized in covert operations, excelling in the creation of covert investigative platforms, including false and alias identities and state-of-the-art corporate legends. He was the primary undercover agent for murder for hire, sexual exploitation of children, organized crime, stolen art, narcotics, fraud against the government, and public corruption matters.  He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.