Director – Public Safety, North America Lead
Jody Weis serves as Accenture's North American Public Safety Lead, creating and improving Accenture's strategic capabilities to serve its customers among US and Canadian law enforcement agencies. He provides vision, direction and leadership in law enforcement expertise, collaborating with the law enforcement community to align Accenture's solutions with current policing needs. Jody also promotes thought leadership with leading academic institutions to identify transformational opportunities for law enforcement across North America.
Jody is the only person to have successfully led one of the nation's largest FBI field offices, as well as one of its top police agencies, the Chicago Police Department. He held a commission as Captain in the U.S. Army and held commands both overseas and in the United States. Jody was responsible for a key Explosive Ordnance Disposal detachment, one of three Nuclear Emergency Search Teams in the country. He was decorated several times during his service.
Jody has been a frequent lecturer at the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University and the Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, and has served as a guest commentator on public safety matters, both locally and nationally. He provides expertise in Police Operations, Leading Organizational Change and Risk & Vulnerabilities Assessment. Jody graduated from the University of Tampa in 1979, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He and his wife, Janice, are based in Phoenix, Arizona.