A veteran leader at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former FBI officer is joining the National Insurance Crime Bureau as its new president and CEO.

NICB hired David Glawe to lead the organization starting on June 1. He’ll succeed Joe Wehrle, who has led the Illinois-based non-profit dedicated to fighting insurance fraud for 12 years. Wehrle is retiring, NICB said.

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NICB bills itself as the nation’s largest non-profit focused on preventing, detecting and defeating insurance fraud and vehicle theft through the use of data analytics, investigations, learning and development and lobbying. More than 1,400 property/casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations are members, the group said.

Since 2017, Glawe served as Under Secretary and Chief Intelligence Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, a position for which he was nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate. In that role, he was the senior executive responsible for DHS intelligence functions, bulk data technical solutions, program management, budget, and strategic oversight to integrate 22 DHS component organizations, such as the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration. In addition, he was responsible for the mutual sharing of information with the private sector and state and local law enforcement.

Previously, Glawe served as Special Assistant to the President of the United States and Senior Director for Homeland Security at the White House. He also served as the Assistant Commissioner and Chief Intelligence Officer at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), where he led the development, coordination, and implementation of intelligence capabilities and operations in support of CBP’s mission.

As well, Glawe served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as the Deputy National Intelligence Manager for Threat Finance and Transnational Organized Crime overseeing and integrating IC’s collection and analytic efforts. He subsequently served on the President’s National Security Council as the senior intelligence official implementing the President’s strategy on Transnational Organized Crime within the intelligence and law enforcement communities.

Glawe was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a Supervisory Special Agent in the Counterterrorism Division. Earlier law enforcement positions include serving as a Federal Agent with the United States Postal Inspection Service and a Police Officer in Houston, Texas, and Aurora, Colorado.

Source: NICB