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Paul Durette
President, First Ave Associates
Paul Durette served 30 years as a law enforcement officer and retired as a federal agent and member of the Senior Executive Service in June 2014. Mr. Durette is the founder and President of First Ave Associates where he provides consulting and business development services to commercial and government organizations in the areas of security and risk management, compliance, organizational performance, leadership coaching and executive search. He also served as a member of the Strategic Advisory Board for the Centerra Group, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, as well as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Aequus Strategy Group, in Great Falls, Virginia. He has also been an Adjunct Professor in the Criminology, Law and Society Department of the George Mason University.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Durette served as the Director of the Office of Compliance and Security (OCS) in the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (now known as Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency – CISA). ┬áIn this capacity, Mr. Durette was responsible for leading a broad range of investigative and security functions and programs, including employee integrity and misconduct investigations, integrity awareness, management inspections and security operations. He also served as NPPD’s Chief Security Officer.