Mr. John Kavanagh has extensive national and international experience in the areas of intelligence, strategic and crisis management, judicial reform, conducting complex investigations, training, transformational processes, and building effective cross-agency collaboration within the government and public sectors.
Mr. Kavanagh is a retired Senior Executive of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with over 22 years of a demonstrated record of success conducting and managing a wide variety of complex global investigative and intelligence activities, while transforming the FBI’s mission. He has been recognized by the Office of the Director National Intelligence as a member of the Intelligence Community Senior Leadership Corps.
Prior to being appointed a Subject Matter Expert/Adjunct Professor, at Georgetown University, Master of Professional Studies Applied Intelligence Program, Mr. Kavanagh was named a Senior Fellow at the George Washington Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, a distinguished group of policy experts and practitioners in the areas of counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and homeland security, drawn from the private, government, academia, and the non-profit sectors. Mr. Kavanagh was also an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University, College of Professional Studies, Homeland Security Master’s Program, where he taught Emergency Management and Crisis Communications.
Mr. Kavanagh also served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York, and an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He earned his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law and Bachelor’s Degree from St. John's University where he graduated summa cum laude. He has been a member of the New York Bar since 1984.