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Board of Directors

Israel Morrow - President (North Carolina)

Assistant Director for Operations North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement

Assistant Director Morrow began his career with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division in January 2005. As a Special Agent, AD Morrow was assigned to the Southeast Raleigh Redevelopment Area where he focused on violent crimes occurring at or around ABC-licensed establishments. In 2010, AD Morrow was assigned to the Raleigh/Durham FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Since that time, AD Morrow has served as both an Assistant Special Agent in Charge and a Special Agent in Charge, along with being a Special Response Team Leader. In February 2020, he was named Assistant Director for Operations, where he oversees eight district offices statewide as well as the Gaming Section, K-9 Program, Technical Surveillance Unit and the Special Response Team. AD Morrow has fifteen years of experience working illegal outlet investigations, illegal ownership investigations, Source Investigations, Summary Suspensions and unsuitable to hold ABC permits at problematic locations. AD Morrow received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Catawba College and his master’s degree from Pfeiffer University in Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Leadership. He received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate in 2012, and is a graduate of the West Point Leadership Academy and the FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Program.

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2023-24 NLLEA Executive Board

(left to right) Tom Kirby (VA), Immediate Past President, Jim Diana (DE), Vice President, Israel Morrow (NC), President, Marc Haalman (VA), Secretary/Treasurer, Kellette Mayberry (OH), Sgt.-at-Arms

Jim Diana- Vice President (Delaware)

Lieutenant Jim Diana began his law enforcement career in October 1986 with the City of Wilmington, Delaware Police Department.  During his career, Jim served in the Uniform Patrol Division, Community Policing Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, and the Human Resources Division.  In September 2007, Jim obtained the rank of Sergeant.  In March 2008, he was transferred to the Human Resources Division where Jim served as the Academy and Recruitment Supervisor for the Department until May 2010 overseeing three Wilmington police academies.  He was also a member of the Wilmington Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team for seven years.  Jim received several departmental awards and citizen letters of commendation including the Delaware Chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award 1993.  Jim retired from the Wilmington Police Department in May 2010 and became an Agent with the State of Delaware, Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (D.A.T.E.).  In February 2012, he was assigned to the Delaware State Police, Division of Gaming Enforcement as an investigator and remained there until September 2014 when he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he currently supervises a squad of investigators.  Jim is a graduate of Brandywine College of Widener University in Delaware with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice earned in 1992.  He is also a graduate of the Delaware State Police Leadership Development Program.  Jim represents D.A.T.E. on the Southern New Castle County Communities Coalition (SN4C) to support their mission "to prevent youth substance use and abuse in order to produce healthy, stable, family-oriented communities."  In addition to his police work, Jim serves as a law enforcement liaison for the Delaware Special Olympics Summer Games Planning Committee and is an Executive Committee member of the Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics.

Marc Haalman - Secretary/Treasurer (Virginia)

Marc Haalman has been with the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement since 2004 where he began his career in law enforcement. He currently serves the Bureau of Law Enforcement as the Special Agent in Charge of Compliance, overseeing the unit’s work with manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and direct to consumer shippers in the alcoholic beverage industry. He previously was a Senior Special Agent with the Compliance Unit in the Richmond metro area from 2011 until 2015. Prior to that, was a Special Agent in the Richmond region for 7 years. SAC Haalman was the Accreditation manager for the Bureau of Law Enforcement in 2015 when the Bureau received its initial state accreditation award from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC).

SAC Haalman’s academic accomplishments include an associate degree in the administration of criminal justice from the Community College of Allegheny County, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown. He is also a graduate of the University of Richmond's Professional Executive Leadership program as well as a recipient of the FBI LEEDA Trilogy award.

Kellette Mayberry - Sgt. at Arms (Ohio)

Agent in Charge Mayberry began her career with the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) in August 2007. As an
Enforcement Agent she was assigned to the Columbus and Athens District Offices. She was promoted to Assistant Agent in Charge in 2015 and Agent in Charge (AIC) of OIU’s Central Office in 2022. As an AIC she has focused on development and implementation of her organization’s risk management plan, streamlining policy & procedure, recruitment and hiring, training, continuing education, finance & logistics, enforcement initiatives as well as developing and maintaining partnerships with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
AIC Mayberry’s academic accomplishments include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from The Ohio State University (2007). She completed the Penn State University’s Police Executive Development Program and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police Supervisor Training and Education Program. She earned a Master’s of Science in Strategic Leadership from the University of Charleston, WV (2021), graduating with honors.

Tom Kirby - Immediate Past President (Virginia)

Thomas Kirby serves as Chief Law Enforcement Officer at the Virginia ABC Authority where he provides leadership and strategic oversight for the agency’s Bureau of Law Enforcement.

Chief Kirby has served in a law enforcement capacity for nearly 30 years. He began his career as a local police officer in Newport News and Hampton where he worked for nine years before joining Virginia ABC.  In 2001, he accepted a position as an ABC Special Agent and worked out of the bureau’s tidewater offices. He was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge in 2009 and to Special Agent in Charge of a newly created Fredericksburg region in 2012.  In 2014, he was promoted to Regional Agent in Charge, leading four regional offices and the Bureau’s Special Operations Unit. Two years later he was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief of Field Operations, and in 2018 he was named Chief.

Chief Kirby’s educational accomplishments include associate and bachelor degrees in criminology from St. Leo University and a graduate certificate from the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA) and the University of Richmond's Professional Executive Leadership Program (PELS). Chief Kirby is also an active member of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association, National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association.

Carrie Christofes - Executive Director

Carrie Christofes is the Executive Director of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA).  She joined NLLEA in February 2019.  In this capacity Mrs. Christofes is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization.

Prior to joining the NLLEA, Mrs. Christofes was the Deputy Director of the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (AICDAC), a Single County Authority in the state of Pennsylvania.   Mrs. Christofes has over 15 years’ experience working in nonprofit management and 6 years as a commissioned law enforcement officer.

Mrs. Christofes has served as Project Director for federal, state, and local grant initiatives managing the comprehensive Drug and Alcohol prevention plan for three counties and several grants to include the Drug Free Communities grant, STOP Act grant, Tobacco grant, Gambling grant, and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) grant for underage and high-risk drinking.

Mrs. Christofes got her start at the Commission as the Project Coordinator for the Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Rural Communities Initiative on Underage Drinking.  Prior to joining the Commission, she was a Police Officer/Criminal Investigator for the Penn State University Police Department and an officer with the Indiana University of PA Police (IUP).  Mrs. Christofes has a degree in Criminology from the Indiana University of PA (IUP).