2016 100 Club Recognition Dinner Honorable Guest Speaker

William A. Gavin

William A. Gavin

William A. Gavin is the President of the Gavin Group, Inc. which is a consulting firm based in Winthrop, MA. His firm focuses on leadership initiatives, compliance audits in both the private and public sectors and provides security strategies for corporations and private individuals. Since 2003 one segment of the company has provided compliance audits to the Catholic Church to insure compliance with their Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

Before creating his own corporation, Mr. Gavin served as the Vice-President of Guardsmark, Inc., a half billion dollar security services provider. In this position he had responsibility for budget, operations, policy and business development in the Eastern United States and all of Canada.

From 1997-2000 he formed and was President of U.S. Security Care, Inc. specializing in corporate consulting, complex investigative solutions and personal protection. From 1995-1997, he was Vice-President of US Healthcare a $3 billion HMO. In that capacity he established internal integrity protocols, monitored compliance programs for existing industry regulations and insured personal security for corporate executives.

Mr. Gavin retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after 28 years. At the time of his retirement he served as Assistant Director of New York, the Bureau’s largest field office. In this capacity, he had responsibility for all investigative and administrative programs, 2,400 employees and a budget in excess of $600 million dollars. Mr. Gavin was responsible for the investigative direction and resolution of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He was also the Assistant Director of the Inspection Division of the FBI in Washington, DC from 1986-1989 with responsibility for all internal audits, professional responsibility matters and long range planning for the FBI.

He also served as the FBI chief executive of both the Miami, FL office and the Denver, CO office. As such, he was responsible for directing the investigation of all federal violations of the law under the jurisdiction of the FBI and coordination with all other local, state and federal agencies. Additionally, he served for five years as a forensic examiner in the field of forensic serology at the FBI Laboratory.

Mr. Gavin earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Boston College and a Master of Science Degree from Fordham University. He has also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government for Senior Managers at Harvard University.

Mr. Gavin received the (US) Presidential Distinguished Rank Award and the (US) Presidential Meritorious Rank Award. He appears frequently on CNN, FOX and MSNBC television to discuss terrorism and other criminal matters.

He is co-author, PICK UP YOUR OWN BRASS- Leadership the FBI Way with a forward by Tom Peters author of In Search of Excellence.