Steven L. Pomerantz
Mr. Pomerantz retired from the FBI in June 1995 after a career spanning twenty-seven years. During that time period he rose from a field investigative Special Agent to the rank of Assistant Director, the third highest position in the FBI. Mr. Pomerantz served as a Special Agent in the Mobile, Alabama and Detroit, Michigan field offices between 1968 and 1976. In the Detroit office he was principally involved in the investigation or organized crime cases and was promoted to the position of field supervisor having successive responsibility for a portion of that offices’ organized crime and counter-terrorism investigative programs.

Mr. Pomerantz served three separate tours of duty at FBI Headquarters. Included among those assignments was service as a supervisor and Unit Chief in the Organized Crime Section in the Criminal Investigative Division. He later served as Chief of the Counter-Terrorism Section. In that capacity, Mr. Pomerantz had responsibility for supervision of all FBI counter-terrorism investigations both domestically and abroad. He was also involved extensively in law enforcement and intelligence service liaison as part of the worldwide effort to combat terrorism.

In October of 1990, Mr. Pomerantz was appointed Deputy Assistant Director in the Administrative Services Division at FBI Headquarters. He was subsequently named Assistant Director in charge of that Division. In that capacity, he had responsibility for all personnel and financial matters within the FBI. In November of 1993, Mr. Pomerantz became Assistant Director in charge of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, the largest single organizational entity in the FBI. The CJIS Division provides technical and criminal justice information services to virtually every criminal justice agency in the United States as well as having extensive dealings abroad.

Between 1999 and 2006 Mr. Pomerantz served as the Executive Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Technology at Noblis, Inc. a Northern Virginia not for profit corporation engaged in science and technology projects in the public interest. In that capacity Mr. Pomerantz supervised a number of public safety technology initiatives at the federal, state and local levels.

Mr. Pomerantz currently serves as Associate Executive Director and Director of Counter Terrorism Programs at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, JINSA . Mr. Pomerantz also serves as Vice President of the Institute For The Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, a non profit international organization located in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Pomerantz has represented the FBI and the law enforcement community on numerous occasions in a variety of settings both domestically and internationally. He is expert in the area of terrorism as well as criminal justice information and technical matters. He has testified before Congress on both issues and is regularly called upon by the media to comment on issues involving terrorism, law enforcement in general and the FBI in particular.

Mr. Pomerantz was the recipient of numerous awards and commendations during his career. In 1991 the President of the United States recognized him as a Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.

Mr. Pomerantz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and attended post graduate school at the University of Southern California and Detroit University. Prior to entering the FBI he served five years in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain.

Joseph R. Wolfinger
Mr. Wolfinger retired after a thirty year career as an FBI agent. He has experience in a wide range of criminal investigations particularly in the fields of white collar crime, fraud and counterterrorism. He supervised the successful investigation of the John Walker Espionage Ring for which he received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in the field of counterintelligence. He led the development of the FBI's first on-line computer system that provided investigative and analytical support to field investigators.

Mr. Wolfinger held several executive positions in the FBI. He served as an Inspector evaluating FBI offices for the efficiency and effectiveness of their management. As Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Division, he oversaw the critically important investigation in Western New York that contributed to the convictions in the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building. At the time of his retirement, he was Assistant Director of the FBI in Charge of the Training Division. In this capacity he headed the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia, which developed and oversaw the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary.

Mr. Wolfinger maintains extensive relationships throughout the U.S. law enforcement community. He currently serves as a member of the Independent Monitor Team for the Consent Decree between the Detroit Police Department and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has served as a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the National Drug Intelligence Center; he is a member of the National Executive Institute Associates, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs’ Association, the FBI National Academy Associates, the South Carolina Bar Association and the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. He serves as the Executive Director of the Major County Sheriffs’ Association that is composed of the leaders of the largest sheriffs’ offices in the country.

Mr. Wolfinger received a BA in Political Science from Randolph–Macon College, a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Police Management.

Yoram Hessel
Mr. Hessel retired from the Mossad in 1993, upon completion of some 30 years of service. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Hessel served as Head of Global Operations, Intelligence, and Foreign Relations Division of the Mossad, a position he held for four years. In this capacity Mr. Hessel was responsible for all joint intelligence operations, inter-alia, strategic intelligence collection, counter-terrorism and Intelligence activities conducted by the service.

Prior to attaining this position, bearing the civilian equivalent rank of Major General, Mr. Hessel served in various other capacities in the organization. Among these was Chief of Western Hemisphere Department, Executive Assistant to the Director of the Mossad and Chief of Station in Washington, D.C. During his five years in the United States (1992-1997), Mr. Hessel had liaison responsibilities with the United States intelligence community and had extensive contacts with them. Mr. Hessel is well known in U.S. intelligence and law enforcement circles for his tireless efforts to further joint intelligence activities between Israel and the United States. During his career in the service, Mr. Hessel also served in other foreign postings

Before joining the Mossad, Mr. Hessel served three years of national military service in the I.D.F. as a platoon commander, combat intelligence officer, and a regimental operations officer in a paratroop regiment. As a reserve officer in a paratroop brigade he fought in the Six Day War. Mr. Hessel’s academic record comprises a Diploma in International Affairs from University College, London (1970); a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics (B.Sc.Econ.Hons.) from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London (1973); and a Master of Science Degree in International Relations (M.Sc.) from the same institution (1974). Mr. Hessel is a member of the Institute of Linguists (M.I.L). He attended the Hague Academy of International Law (1972) and was a Pro Bono Lecturer in International Law and International Institutions at Tel Aviv University (1978-1979).