PHOENIX, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- IPSA International, Inc., (IPSA) an international investigative consulting firm, is pleased to announce Lewis (Lew) Merletti has joined the firm's recently created Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors is tasked with providing advice to IPSA's leadership with respect to matters identified by the executive team including: the Company's operating strategy and activities related to potential Company acquisitions and international expansion plans. Mr. Merletti is currently the Senior Vice President for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He is responsible for executive managerial tasks and management of organizational structure, including disaster recovery, all facets of security and serving as the liaison with local city government officials. Mr. Merletti is a 25-year veteran of the United States Secret Service and served as the agency's 19th Director prior to joining the Cleveland Browns organization. In his role as Director, Mr. Merletti was responsible for all Secret Service protective, investigative and administrative programs worldwide. Other positions he held in the agency include Assistant Director-Office of Training and Special Agent in Charge of Presidential Protective Division (responsible for protection of Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton and the First Families). Throughout his career Mr. Merletti has gained extensive experience with complex criminal investigations, major task force operations and Secret Service counter-terrorist operations. "I am honored to have Mr. Merletti join our Board. His international experience leading an organization as large and complex as the Secret Service, combined with his inherent understanding of IPSA's service offerings, presents a unique opportunity for us," stated Dan Wachtler, IPSA's President and CEO. Mr. Merletti noted, "I'm pleased to join IPSA's team of professionals. IPSA's commitment to safeguarding our Nation's financial institutions coincides with my belief that it will take great efforts to make and keep the world a better place. In the war on terrorism there is no substitute for America's strength and sense of purpose, and that strength and sense of purpose lies within the efforts of each of us." IPSA International, Inc. is an international risk advisory firm which provides clients in the corporate, financial and legal communities with high-end investigative consulting services. IPSA's preferred practice areas are: Anti-Money Laundering, Asset Location, Intellectual Property, Fraud Investigations and Due Diligence services. Contact: Jillian Bernaiche
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