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IJIS Adds New Director of Strategic Initiatives to Staff

Tuesday, February 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Walter
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The IJIS Institute is pleased to announce the addition of Diane Ragans to the staff. She will serve as the IJIS Institute’s director of strategic initiatives, helping the organization to build membership and increase value for the member base.

Ragans has over 30 years of experience in criminal justice, homeland security, and security risk programs. She is a highly regarded collaborator, program manager, and criminal intelligence practitioner with extensive experience managing national-level programs and initiatives for government and private-sector partners.

Prior to coming to IJIS, Ragans was a vice president in the Security Risk Management practice area at Hillard Heintze. She served as the project manager and a member of teams in the Law Enforcement Consulting practice area working on collaborative reform in San Francisco and Memphis by conducting assessments of police department operations, including community-oriented policing strategies, crime-reduction strategies, and collaboration, community partnerships, and information sharing. She also managed a team supporting a prominent U.S. sports organization to conduct tailored assessments of risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.

Before joining Hillard Heintze, Ragans served as vice president and senior manager at the Institute for Intergovernmental Research where she provided fiscal and project management oversight for multiple national-level law enforcement and homeland security programs and managed a multidisciplinary team of professionals and subject-matter experts supporting criminal intelligence and information sharing programs.

Ragans began her career at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) where she held positions in Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), the Inspector General’s Office, the Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science Program, and the Division of Criminal Investigations.