Francie Koehler

Francie Koehler
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Francie Koehler's Biography

Type Of Business:
1) Private investigation company 2) Internet radio show
Marketing Area:
1) Regional 2) National
Expertise:
Private investigation; Criminal defense
Major Product/SVS:
1) Detective services 2) Internet broadcasts featuring private investigators
Hobbies/Sports:
Riding her motorcycle
Education Degrees:
Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Saint Leo University
Affiliations Awards:
Council of International Investigators; World Association of Detectives; Former Two-Term President, NCISS; Former Two-Term President, California Association of Licensed Investigators; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Industry:
Private Investigations
State/Country of Origin:
CO/USA
Children's Names:
Gail Patterson; Laura Fishburn; Susanne Thompson; Randy Ontiveros; Steve Ontiveros
Date of Distinction:
9/28/2011
What do you feel separates you from the rest of the professionals in your industry?:
Her tough skin and hard work are what separate her from her peers.
How would you like to be remembered by your peers?:
She hopes to be remembered as someone who was dedicated to her profession and had great integrity.
If you could solve one problem in the world today, what would it be?:
She would teach people to communicate better and more effectively without personal attacks.
If you could have lunch with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?:
She would have lunch with Nelson Mandela because of his courage and how he held his dignity throughout adversity; through that adversity, he made a positive impact.
Expanded Biography:
Grandchildren: Erin Patterson; Deirdre Patterson; Bronte Patterson; Bill Simon; Mackenzie Simon; Jade Mason; Savannah Vaughn; Shawn Tyler Thompson; Danny Ontiveros; Annelise Ontiveros; Max Ontiveros; Aubrey Rose Ontiveros; Angel Landsbury

Great-Grandchildren: Saniaya Rodriquez; Mike Rodriquez
Charity:
Various Charitable Organizations; Pro-Bono Missing Persons Cases
Number Of Years In Profession:
32
Number Of Years In Current Position:
22
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to her loyal clients.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession after being recruited to work in the industry.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Koehler’s casework has attracted much media attention. A missing person case was portrayed on an episode of "Unsolved Mysteries;" a capital case was featured in Val McDermid’s “A Suitable Job for A Woman;” and crime writer, Ann Rule, chronicled a case involving a missing nightclub owner in her story, “In the Name of Love.” Ms. Koehler drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the three-part video called “Loss Prevention–The Big Picture.” As a result of this video, she was invited to Moscow to speak to Russian nationals interested in privatization. She recently began hosting, “PI’s Declassified,” an Internet radio show that airs on voiceamerica.com and is available for download on iTunes. Ms. Koehler is the former two-term president of the California Association of Licensed Investigators and former two-term president of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. She has received awards from both organizations, serves on their legislation committees, and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding issues concerning private investigators. She currently chairs California’s legislation committee and formerly chaired the same committee for the National Association of Legal Investigators. Ms. Koehler has been recognized by the state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession and has served as a subject matter expert for the California private investigator licensing examination. She also works with the Santa Clara University's Innocence Project and is a certified conflict mediator. Ms. Koehler is the recipient of an Investigator Philosopher Award from the Criminal Defense Investigation Counsel, and that award was never bestowed on anyone prior to her.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
1) Locating, interviewing and evaluating witnesses for criminal defense trials; Collecting evidence; Helping attorneys prepare for trial; Conducting pre- and post-trial investigations 2) Hosting a weekly Internet radio show, which airs every Thursday at 9 a.m., PST; Inviting guests; Developing programs; Interviewing private investigators; Fielding listeners' phone calls
Education Certifications:
Certified Criminal Defense Investigator
Awards/Honors:
Investigator Philosopher Award, Criminal Defense Investigation Counsel (2015); John J. Duffy Award, NCISS (2014); Three-Time Recipient, President's Award, California Association of Licensed Investigators (2010, 2007, 1996); Wayne Jay Wunder Memorial Award, NCISS (2006); Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution, Bureau of Security and Investigators (2001); Investigator of the Year Award, California Association of Licensed Investigators (1997)
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Koehler plans to complete her book.
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