Board of Directors

SEARCH’s 15-member Board of Directors, elected by the full Membership Group, provides general oversight and translates corporate goals and objectives into program directives and operating policies. Board Members serve 2-year terms, and include 11 State-appointed and 4 At-Large Members.


Brad Truitt

Mr. Bradley D. Truitt

Director of Information Systems
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Vice Chair


Ms. Julie Butler

Records, Communications and Compliance Division
Nevada Department of Public Safety


Dr. Alfred Blumstein, Ph.D.*

J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research
H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Mr. Daniel M. Foro*

Senior Advisor
New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute

Ms. Rickeya Franklin

Director Identification Division Bureau of Criminal Investigation Ohio Attorney General’s Office


Major Brandon Gray

Commanding Officer
Identification & Information Technology Section
New Jersey State Police


Mr. Robert Merwine

Office of Criminal Justice Sys. Improvements
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency


Ms. Kathryn Monfreda

Acting Director
Department of Statewide Services
Alaska Department of Public Safety

Ms. Leslie Moore

Information Services Division Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Mr. Wyatt Pettengill

Assistant Special Agent in Charge
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

Mr. Matthew R. Ruel

Maine State Bureau of Identification
Maine State Police

Mr. David Steingraber*

Senior Policy Advisor
National Criminal Justice Association

Major Jennie M. Temple

Criminal Justice Information Services
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

Mr. Robert Wessels*

Vice Chair
Judicial Committee on Information Technology
State of Texas

*At-Large Members