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BUddy McKinney

Since 2005, Dr. McKinney has been teaching and consulting regarding strategic leadership development and risk management. He frequently teaches executives of federal and local law enforcement. Additionally, he conducts compliance reviews for International Corporations, with CPA and Law Firms regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters. Since his retirement from the FBI he has been the Security Manager engaged in Strategy Development and International Security for The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC). He was instrumental in successfully delivering the Incident Management Crisis Resolution program throughout the TCCC global system. Other responsibilities included providing strategic security to Coke’s Pacific Rim businesses, and enhancing Coke’s liaison with U.S. and foreign law enforcement, and government officials.

Prior to joining Coke, he was employed with Verizon Communications in Public Policy and External Affairs. He established and maintained strategic alliances between Verizon and officials in federal and state government, private industry and academia. He was involved during the formation and operation of Verizon’s regulatory compliance group with its focus on corporate governance. He was also involved in the research of strategic telecommunications issues, including wireless, wire line, internet and technology concerns.

Dr. McKinney retired as FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Administrator of the National Executive Institute (NEI) and is a Training Advisor for both the Major City Chiefs of Police (MCC) and the Major County Sheriffs (MCS). After retiring with twenty four years FBI service, he has continued to research, publish and present on contemporary law enforcement issues at the annual meetings and training sessions for the MCC, MCS and the NEI graduates. His FBI career included investigative experience in Florida, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He was chosen as an original member of the national Hostage Rescue Team (HRT); was chosen for the Attorney General’s Detail where his responsibilities included travel and the security of U.S. Attorneys General through liaison with government officials in foreign, federal, state, and local agencies; was assigned to the Management Science Unit, and was approved by the University of Virginia as Adjunct Instructor for the FBI National Academy (NA), teaching leadership courses, both undergraduate and graduate to the NA.

He earned a B.S. Degree from the Old Dominion University in 1976, and finished a M.S. in Public Administration at the Virginia Commonwealth University in 1990. After he completed a Graduate Study Certificate in Adult Learning and Instruction in Education, Training and Development from UVA in 1998, he earned a M.S. in Human Development and Adult Learning in 1999 from Virginia Tech. In 2007, he successfully defended his work in Strategic Leadership for a Ph.D. in Human Development and Adult Learning from Virginia Tech.