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FGIS Leadership

John D. Behnke   [Download VCard]
Managing Director

Since 2008, John Behnke has been a Managing Director of Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (“FGIS”). Prior to joining FGIS, John spent over 22 years in law enforcement, with 20 years at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”). John began his law enforcement career as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service.

During his career with FGIS, John has been responsible for developing client relationships, managing client assignments and overseeing large scale security assignments. Examples of these assignments include:

  • Supervised internal reviews of the inventory, accountability and security of explosives for a global leader in sustainable mining.
  • Supervised security and protection for Board of Directors and executive management for a world leader in financial services at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C.

During his tenure at the FBI, John served as Special Assistant to then FBI Director Louis J. Freeh. John planned, organized and coordinated Director Freeh’s official travel to 35 foreign countries, resulting in the establishment of over 25 new FBI offices overseas. Throughout his tenure with Director Freeh, John acted as liaison with multiple foreign and domestic law enforcement security services.

John was lead agent for the Olympic Park Bombing Investigation. As a result of his successful efforts in this investigation, the U.S. Attorney General honored John with the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award. Additionally, John was the lead agent in the investigation of the 1989 murder of Judge Robert Vance of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. After this case was successfully prosecuted, John was awarded the Department of Justice’s Dedicated Service Award by President George H.W. Bush, recognizing John for his “Outstanding leadership, dedication, and self-sacrifice in the successful investigation and prosecution of one of the most important Civil Rights cases in the Nation’s history.”

John is a graduate of Hobart College and the Washington University School of Law.