With a last name like "Locke," it seems only fitting that this month's CUA spotlight alumnus would find his life's work in a field that dealt with matters of classified information, government intelligence and global security. Over more than 30 years, Tom Locke, B.A. 1970, forged a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation that allowed him to accomplish exactly that.
The managing director of the BGR Group, a government relations, strategic communications, and investment banking firm in Washington, D.C., Tom is a 32-year FBI veteran. Tom's last posting was as the acting assistant director of the bureau's Inspection Division in Washington, D.C. He is a highly experienced investigator and administrator who received countless commendations from the six FBI directors for whom he worked, as well as from numerous state, federal and international organizations.
Tom has been the on-the-scene commander in numerous terrorism, kidnapping, drug and other complex crisis management situations and investigations. As the events of Sept. 11, 2001, unfolded, Tom was called upon to staff, direct, and oversee the FBI’s global investigation into the tragedy that happened on that day.
After retiring from his federal duties in 2002, Tom founded the BGR Group. The private security consulting organization is widely regarded as one of Washington's premier government relations, strategic communications and investment banking firms. As managing director of the BGR Group, Tom has provided security and investigative service support for clients such as Northrop Grumman and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, as well as major law firms in Washington, New York and London.
Thanks to his CUA education and many years of field experience, Tom is able to provide expert advice and advocacy in dealings with the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, the Treasury Department, and other U.S. and international law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He is also uniquely qualified to help navigate the bureaucracies associated with law enforcement proceedings, investigations, civil actions, and other inquiries, and to perform corporate background checks, risk analysis, and due diligence on individuals and organizations.
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