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Raymond Mey is a Senior Program Manager of TSG. He is an internationally recognized law enforcement and security professional with extensive experience in counterterrorism investigations, major event security, crisis management and hostage rescue. Mr. Mey's distinguished 23-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) included assignments with 3 FBI Field Offices, FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) Counterterrorism Division and 4 overseas Legat Offices. Mr. Mey held several key leadership positions during his FBI career, including FBIHQ Terrorism Supervisor, Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) Supervisor, Assistant Inspector In Place, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, and Interim FBIHQ Counterterrorism Division Section Chief.

Mr. Mey is a 9-year veteran of the FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT). During his tenure on HRT, Mr. Mey held a variety positions, including Assistant Team Leader and S-3, Training and Operations Officer. Additionally, Mr. Mey is a FBI certified SWAT Instructor, Hostage Negotiator, Crisis Management Coordinator, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Certified Police Instructor.

Most notably, Mr. Mey was appointed in 1998 by former FBI Director, Louis Freeh, to the position of FBI Manager for Counterterrorism Planning and Operations, supporting the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. The FBI was designated by Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) 62 to lead all federal counterterrorism investigative, crisis management and hostage rescue efforts supporting this prestigious event.

Upon his retirement from the FBI in 2006 through 2009, Mr. Mey served as the Security Advisor to the 2016 Chicago Olympic Games bid. Additionally, he has continued to provide extensive Security and Crisis Management related consult and training to numerous Fortune 500 companies and governments throughout the world. Mr. Mey currently provides specialized instruction and consultation on behalf the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security and the U.S. State Department Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program.

Mr. Mey is the recipient of several FBI distinguished service awards, including the FBI Medal of Bravery and the U.S. Department of Justice Medal of Merit. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters Degree in Psychology from Rhode Island College.