FRANK W. HUNTINGTON III - CALI LEG DAY CHAIR
W. Huntington, III is a licensed private investigator in the Sacramento area and
has been conducting investigations since 1989.
His practice includes criminal defense matters at both the state and
federal courts. He has developed a
specialty in working capital cases and penalty phase investigations. Frank also conducts investigations in the workplace
environment, civil and in family law matters.
holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the California State
University at Sacramento, he has earned the designation of CPI - Certified Professional
Investigator through the California Association of Licensed Investigators and
currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for that association.
FRANCIE KOEHLER, CPI – CALI LEGISLATION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Francie’s career as a licensed Private Investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. Unsolved Mysteries portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured a capital case in A Suitable Job for A Woman. True crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case involving a missing nightclub owner, In the Name of Love. Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, Loss Prevention – The Big Picture. International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Recently she started hosting an internet radio show on VoiceAmerica.com called PI’s Declassified! where she features private investigators and their intriguing cases.
Francie is the former two-term president of the National Council of Investigation & Security Services and former two-term president of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by both organizations for her work, she serves on their Legislation Committees and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills concerning PI’s. She chairs CALI’s Legislation committee and formerly chaired the same committee for the National Association of Legal Investigators. Francie has been recognized by her 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 holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, World Association of Detectives and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. In addition, Francie works with the Santa Clara University Innocence Project and is a Certified Conflict Mediator.
CHRIS REYNOLDS, CPI -IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Chris was trained as an investigator starting at age 17, working for a small law firm in the bay area. He obtained his PI license when he was 23 years old and has been operating his business in Sonoma County for 30 years.
Reynolds has been a board member of CALI since 2003 and was a district governor in 2002-03 in the North Bay District. He has been active in CALI as a board member and enjoys his volunteer service to the industry and the association.
Chris was recently featured on the PBS show, Frontline for his work on a case involving the investigation of the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office.
C.W. SELLERS - DIRECTOR OF INVESTIGATOR TRAINING
C.W. Sellers, served 16 years in law enforcement as a police officer in the City of San Bruno and as a Sheriff’s Deputy in both San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties. During his law enforcement tenure, he performed the duties of Police Officer, Sheriff's Deputy, Detective, Civil Process Server, Public Relations Officer, Schools Liaison Officer and Training Officer for three different agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
C.W. currently serves as the CALI East Bay District Director, Chair for the CALI Ethical Business Practices Committee, Unlicensed Activity Committee and Director of Investigator Training.
Following Mr. Sellers’ career in law enforcement, he served as a Senior Investigator for Global Options Investigations for 7 years. He began The Sellers Investigative Group in March of 2007 and has become well known in the state as a Covert Surveillance Professional working for many state agencies and internet companies conducting surveillance and covert operations on "black hat” hackers while they are in the State of California.
Mr. Sellers was published in PI Magazine in the February 2010 issue in a feature article entitled "Gotcha”. The article was in in-depth look at surveillance in the insurance and corporate world. He was also published in the December 2012 issue of PI Magazine in a feature article entitled "What Every Insurance Investigator Should Know About A DCR”. An article exposing how Disability Claims Representatives can impede the success of surveillance investigators.
Mr. Sellers received his California State Teaching credential at Cal State East Bay in 1989 with emphasis in the area of Administration of Justice and Police Sciences. He has supervised law enforcement training and taught at the College of San Mateo for four years in the Administration of Justice Department.
DAVID D. QUEEN, ESQ.
Mr. Queen has been practicing law since 1973 and is also a licensed California private investigator. Prior to entering private law practice, Mr. Queen was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in both Pennsylvania and Maryland and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia. Mr. Queen was responsible for the investigation and prosecution of cases involving counterfeiting, bank robbery, political corruption, espionage and threats on the President. He was later nominated by President Reagan to be the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania during which time he was a member of the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Board.
During his tenure as United States Attorney, he oversaw the investigations and prosecutions involving the Three-Mile Island power plant disaster and the E.F. Hutton mail fraud case among hundreds of others.He later served under Treasury Secretary James Baker as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Operations, overseeing the enforcement activities of Customs, the Secret Service, the IRS, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Office of Financial Enforcement. He also served as a Treasury Department Representative to INTERPOL and as a member of the board of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Mr. Queen is the author of The Private Investigator’s Legal Manual and the author of two other legal texts.