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The Leaders Playbook featuring 11 Expert Guests
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Chiefs and Company Officers from Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Military
Guest Biography

Chief Neil Gang  has served in law enforcement for over 34 years and has been the Chief of Police for the Pinole CA Police Department since 2014.

Chief Bobby Halton passed away in 2022. Bobby was a 40 year fire service veteran, author of over 400 Articles, and he delivered more than 1,000 speeches. At the time of his passing, Bobby was editor-in-chief of Fire Engineering magazine and Vice President of Education and Training for Clarion Fire & Rescue.

Cristian Hinojosa is a Battalion Chief with the Dallas Fire Department, and has led the DFD’s Peer Support Program, providing outreach and support to firefighters. 

Tom Rizzo  is currently serving as the Investigations Division Commander at the rank of Captain. A national instructor and trainer, Tom published a bestselling book called Copikaze, based upon a series of lessons to help navigate a career in law enforcement.

Jonni Redick is a retired Assistant Chief and a 29-year veteran with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), one of the largest police agencies in the country with over 12,000 employees. Her job was overseeing large-scale civil disturbance and officer-involved incidents; natural disaster response coordination and oversight; and managing hundreds of personnel within daily operations.

Rommie Duckworth is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department. Rom is the author of chapters in EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and has over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines,

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch, is a nationally recognized keynote speaker and the author of Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be. Oak’s leadership presentation and his book are based on his 40+ years of leadership experience (including 23 years as a combat arms officer in the United States Army).

Chief David Ogden has been a successful law enforcement executive for over 37 years. He’s led positive transformation by changing the culture in his agency.  Chief Ogden is a keynote speaker on leadership, organizational health, team building, and mental health.

Albe Bassett is the Fire Chief of the New Canaan (CT) Fire Department. He has 29 years of fire service experience, with many of those years training and developing firefighters and officers to become better for themselves and the communities in which they serve. Among his many certifications and degrees, Albe holds a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Nick Paproski is an award-winning paramedic and educator, with experience working in municipal, fire based, commercial and volunteer EMS systems. At the time of this interview, Nick served as the Director of Education, Safety and Wellness for Vintech Management Services, a 300 employee EMS staffing company based in CT.  

At the time of this interview, John Lynch was Chief of Police in Wilton CT, where John’s department had a 97% community approval rating. Currently, he is Chief of Police in the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island.