Dinner Meeting - Concluded  - 04.06.2017
Steve Recca is Executive Director of the Center for Human Security in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs School of Public Affairs. He concurrently serves as the Co-Director of the University and Agency Partnership Initiative for the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security and as the Humanitarian Assistance Program Advisor with the Pacific Disaster Center. In addition, Steve teaches the Intelligence Specialization at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. Steve’s previous positions include security policy assignments with the Central Intelligence Agency, State Department, Department of Defense, and in academia.
Richard Schwein, Jr.
During more than 31 years of government service, as a U.S. Army Officer and FBI Special Agent, Mr. Schwein demonstrated a wide range of operational experiences and proven leadership in countless difficult environments and while serving in positions up to the highest levels of the FBI.
Mr. Schwein was appointed to the FBI Senior Executive Service in 2011 and was detailed to the CIA Counterterrorism Center at Langley, Virginia as the Deputy Director for Law Enforcement. He was responsible for managing the timely fusion of intelligence and planning sensitive interagency operations to pre-empt, disrupt and defeat global terrorist organizations. Mr. Schwein was recognized for his service at the CIA with the prestigious CIA George H.W. Bush Medal for Excellence in Counterterrorism. In 2012 Mr. Schwein was named the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI Birmingham Division. Mr. Schwein served as SAC Birmingham until his retirement from federal service in January 2015.
Upon retiring from the FBI, Mr. Schwein founded Spatha Global Solutions, LLC. a security consulting firm. He also works on the faculty and staff at Mars Hill University as an adjunct instructor and as the Director of Safety and Security. He is frequently in demand as a speaker and commentator and has appeared on local, regional and international media outlets, including al Jazeera and CNN, as a subject matter expert in criminal justice and national security matters.