Paul Higdon

Chief Security Officer

Paul Higdon is a distinguished federal law enforcement and intelligence veteran. His 27-year career with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its predecessor agency, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD), included a rise from Special Agent to heading the agency’s Office of Inspections to being appointed the DEA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator in Charge of Foreign Operations (responsible for overseeing and directing the operations of 70 DEA offices in 51 countries). After serving as Special Agent in Charge of a joint federal, state, and local drug enforcement task force, he worked closely with international agencies to identify and eliminate the infamous “French Connection.” After his DEA service, Mr. Higdon served as Director of the Criminal Intelligence Directorate at INTERPOL.