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The National Executive Board of the FBI Agents Association is elected by a vote of the chapter representatives at a biennial convention. The FBIAA has chapters in each of the FBI's 56 Field Offices and at FBI Headquarters and the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Chapter representatives are elected periodically by Association members in each Field Division. 




Reynaldo Tariche, President

New York Field Office


Mr. Tariche has been a member of the FBIAA since 1990. He has served in the Los Angeles and New York Field Offices and is currently assigned to the Long Island Resident Agency (NYFO). Mr. Tariche has been involved in FBIAA sponsored events since the mid 90’s and is active in both participating and organizing FBIAA sponsored golfing events to benefit the Memorial Scholarship Fund. Mr. Tariche has worked numerous violations during his tenure as a Special Agent in support of the Criminal Investigative Division and has been an FBI S.W.A.T. certified agent since 1992. Mr. Tariche has deployed and operated in overseas environments in support of FBI missions. Mr. Tariche is currently the Chairperson for the Annual FBIAA Long Island Golf Classic and was elected to the National Executive Board in 2009. He earned his B.S. from Boston College.


Thomas O’Connor, Vice-President


Washington Field Office


Mr. O’Connor joined the FBI in 1997 and was assigned to the Washington Field Office following his training. Mr. O’Connor has been assigned to work National Security Matters since joining the organization. His training and expertise in evidence recovery matters has taken him to several different countries over the past 14 years, to include deployments in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Mr. O’Connor began as a field office representative for the FBIAA in 2001 and was elected to the National Executive Board in 2007. Prior to joining the FBI, he served as a local police officer in the State of Massachusetts for 13 years. Mr. O’Connor earned his B.S. from Westfield State College.


John Fagan, Northeast Regional Representative

Baltimore Field Office 



Mr. Fagan joined the FBIAA in 1995.  He has served in Philadelphia, Minneapolis, FBIHQ, and Baltimore.  While assigned to Minneapolis, he was a member of the Minneapolis SWAT team.  Mr. Fagan is currently assigned to the Annapolis RA where he is a firearms and tactical instructor.  Additionally, he works VCMO and public corruption matters.  He actively participates in  FBIAA sponsored fundraisers.  Mr. Fagan was elected to the National Executive Board in July 2013 as the Northeast Regional Representative and has been a trustee for the Memorial College Education Fund since 2008.  He received his Bachelors Degree from Temple University.


Robert Cook,  Southeast Regional Representative

Richmond Field Office


Mr. Cook entered on duty with the FBI in 2000 and was assigned to the Richmond Field Office VCMO Squad. Subsequent to 9-11 he was assigned to the JTTF working International Terrorism. Mr. Cook is currently assigned as the Richmond Division Principle Firearms Instructor, Training Coordinator and SWAT Senior Team Leader on which he has served as an operator since 2002. Mr. Cook became the FBIAA Division Representative in 2001 and joined the National Executive Board as the Southeast Regional Representative in 2011. Mr. Cook earned his B.S. from James Madison University in 1988, was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the US Army and is a veteran of Desert Storm. Just prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Cook was an operations manager for ExxonMobil.

Michael Howell, Central Regional Representative

Dallas Field Office


Michael Howell entered on duty with the FBI as a Special Agent in 1996.   He has served in the Denver and Dallas Field Offices, working on a variety of criminal and national security squads.    Mr. Howell is SWAT certified and has deployed overseas on several occasions in support of FBI missions.   He first became a field office representative for the FBIAA in 2005 and was elected to the National Executive Board at the 2007 convention.   Mr. Howell earned undergraduate degrees from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree from the United States Naval War College.  

Nick Vanicelli, Western Regional Representative

Denver Field Office 



Mr. Vanicelli joined the FBIAA in 1996 upon entrance to the FBI. He has served in the Denver Division since 1997. Mr. Vanicelli first became a field office representative for the FBIAA in 2001 and was subsequently elected to the National Executive Board at the 2013 convention. Mr. Vanicelli has worked a variety of programs within the FBI, to include both Criminal Matters and National Security. Mr. Vanicelli is an Evidence Response Team, Team Leader and has received a variety of training in evidentiary, cyber and investigative matters. Mr. Vanicelli earned his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Masters Degree in Business Management from Webster University. Mr. Vanicelli served 13 years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps prior to joining the FBI. 

Thomas Whalen, Washington D.C. Regional Representative

FBI Headquarters


Mr. Whalen joined the FBI in 1998 and was assigned to the San Diego Field Office working Organized Crime and Drugs.  Additionally, he has been assigned to the Counterterrorism Division, the Central Intelligence Agency’s Strategic Interdiction Group and the WMD Directorate.  Mr. Whalen has been an FBIAA Representative for the Quantico and FBIHQ Chapters and was appointed to the National Executive Board in April 2013.  Prior to Mr. Whalen’s joining the FBI,  he served in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator, piloting carrier based tactical jet aircraft, flying combat missions during the first Gulf War as well as during other operational combat deployments.  Mr. Whalen earned a B.A. in Economics from California State University at Chico and a M.A. in International Relations and Negotiations from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.  


Susie Jackson, National Administrator


Samantha Kerley, Assistant National Administrator


Traci Bannon, National Office


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