Rhonda M. Glover was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Washington, DC. She graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She later received a Master of Science degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Glover is currently enrolled at the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona pursuing a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Development. She also holds certificates in Nonprofit Executive Management from the Georgetown University, and Howard University School of Business Executive Education - Global HR Institute. She began her career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in August 1984 assigned to FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in the Technical Services Division. In 1985, she was promoted to the Laboratory Division as a Photographer. In January 1987, Ms. Glover was promoted to the New York Office as an Investigative Specialist assigned to the Special Surveillance Group working Foreign Counterintelligence matters. In September 1988, she was appointed to the position of Special Agent. Upon completion of training, she was assigned to the Newark Field Division investigating drug violations. While in the Newark Division, Ms. Glover was a member of its inaugural Evidence Response Team and worked major investigations such as TWA 800 and UNABOM. In July 1998, Ms. Glover transferred to the Washington Field Office and continued to investigate drug matters. In March 2000, Ms. Glover was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent assigned to FBIHQ, Criminal Investigative Division, Drug Section, Colombian/Caribbean Unit. She was then assigned to the Inspection Management Unit, Inspection Division where she served as an Assistant Inspector. She also served as the Inspection Division’s Chief Security Officer where she developed policy and taught Security personnel throughout FBIHQ and the field. In June 2005, she was promoted to the Newark Division to oversee traditional Organized Crime matters. In October 2006, she started an Intelligence Program squad of Special Agents focused on the development of human intelligence. In September 2009, Ms. Glover was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the New Haven Field Office overseeing the National Security Branch, which was comprised of the Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Cyber and Intelligence programs. From October 2011-March 2015, she served as the Criminal/Administrative Branch ASAC with program management responsibilities for Violent Crime, White Collar Crime, Violent Gangs, Public Corruption, Violent Crimes Against Children, Financial Management and Support Services. She also served as the New Haven Division’s Leadership Coordinator and Compliance Officer. In March 2015, Ms. Glover was assigned to the Human Resources Division, FBIHQ in Washington, DC where she served as the Acting Unit Chief with oversight of the Onboarding New Employees Program, a program to assist new employees in the navigation of their first year of employment with the FBI. Ms. Glover served as the Program Manager for the Professional Development Program in the FBI’s Human Resources Division where she handled the delivery of professional development content. She also served as the Team Leader of the FBI’s Cross-Cultural Mentoring and Sponsorship Program which was developed to transform the landscape of the leadership within the FBI by encouraging inclusive and mentoring relationships and increase more diverse career development networks.
Ms. Glover is a Life member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) where, since 2002, she has served as the NOBLE National Youth Committee Chairperson. As the youth committee chairperson, Ms. Glover single handedly developed its acclaimed annual youth leadership conference which has impacted more than 3200 youth. She is also a charter member of the Connecticut Chapter of NOBLE which was initiated in 2010. She is a member of Women in Federal Law Enforcement and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), where she served on the Human and Civil Rights Committee. In 2008, through the Human and Civil Rights Committee, she developed the IACP’s onsite community service and Explorers Project which is executed yearly during its annual conferences. As a result of her work with IACP, she was appointed to the National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Safety Cadets. Ms. Glover attended Session 72 of the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar where she is a member of its association. Other membership organizations include being a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a Life member of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People, and the National Council of Negro Women, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources and the Society of Human Resource Management. In September 2012, she was selected to participate in the prestigious Master’s Series for Distinguished Leaders through the Skinner Leadership Institute, a program designed to empower leaders in Washington, DC. In May 2016, she was selected to represent the FBI at the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government participating in “Women and Power: Leadership in the New World,” an intense, interactive experience designed to transform women as they advance to top positions of influence in public leadership. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and holds certifications from the World Coach Institute as a Career Coach, and a certification from the Youth Coaching Institute as a Youth Mentor Coach with a focus on ages 14-30. Ms. Glover is also certified to administer the EQi-2.0 and EQ 360 (Emotional Intelligence) assessments which supports individuals in becoming more self-aware to manage behaviors brought to relationships and the workplace.
In September 2007, Ms. Glover was presented with the FBI Director’s Award for Equal Employment Opportunity in recognition of her leadership, training, recruitment, and significant contributions to enhance employment opportunities for women and minorities within the FBI. The FBI Director’s Award is one of the highest forms of recognition received by an FBI employee. Ms. Glover is the recipient of the 2009 Women of Achievement Award presented by the Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She was also recognized by the Western Region, New Jersey of American Society for Industrial Security with the Leadership Award for her service to the community. In July 2013, she was the recipient of NOBLE’s Lloyd Sealy Award for outstanding accomplishments in the field of criminal justice. In May 2017, Ms. Glover received an Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarian Services from the Lincoln College of New England and was its first female commencement day in the 50-year history of the school. She is also the recipient of the Johns Hopkins University 2018 Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service and serves on the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council. Ms. Glover is a co-author of the best-selling book, “Dear Fear Volume 2:18 Powerful Lessons on Living Your Best Life on the Other Side of Fear. She is also an international speaker centering on topics such as active shooter, fear and preparing for your 2.0 pre-retirement and post-retirement. Ms. Glover retired from the FBI in September 2018 after 34 years of service. She is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Rhonda M. Glover Group LLC, a training, development, career and mentoring firm in Washington, DC where she impacts and shifts individuals throughout the U.S. and internationally.
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