James E. Freeze
MG USA (Ret), Chairman
Advising our CEO and senior management team in the overall business approach is the Board of Directors, including key individuals from the security industry, Federal Law Enforcement, Military and Legislative communities. The Board of Directors also acts as a “proxy board,” which serves to separate Paragon from its overseas parent and allows us to leverage for the benefit of our US Government clients the economies of scale of a $9 Billion security firm, while at the same time precluding the parent organization from any substantive knowledge of Paragon’s work in the cleared or US government environments.
Paragon is able to meet the needs of our most sensitive clients with protected and highly complex security programs and rock bottom workers compensation rates. Paragon has the agility of a focused US Government security provider with the experience, infrastructure and financial capabilities of a 200,000 person security team.
Major General Freeze is a veteran of over 50 years in the intelligence, security and electronic warfare arena. Freeze rose from Private to Major General during a 33-year Army career.
He subsequently established The Freeze Corporation, a professional services firm that provided intelligence, security and management support to government and corporate clients. In addition to his role with SCIS, General Freeze currently serves as President of two privately held business corporations.
Mr. Ralph Basham has one of the most distinguished and diverse backgrounds in law enforcement and homeland security in the world today. Over the course of his 38 year career in federal law enforcement, he served in senior leadership positions at four of the eight operational components in what is now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and did so as a Senior Executive Presidential appointee in the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations.
Most recently, Mr. Basham led an agency of over 53,000 employees as Commissioner of U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), the nation’s largest law enforcement agency and the largest operational component of DHS with overall responsibility for the border security of the United States.
Mr. Thomas R. Jolly has represented corporate clients, professional and trade associations, educational institutions and domestic and foreign government entities before the United States Congress and the Executive Program of the Federal government for over twenty-five years. Mr. Jolly is the founding chairman of the Washington Caucus. He has for many years worked closely with the Democratic Leadership in the House and the Senate and with the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as well as the Democratic National Committee.
Colonel Shull spent 44 years serving with the Federal government. That encompassed 28 plus years in the United States Army, from which he retired as a Colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He also served over 15 years in the Executive Office of the President, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
During his military career, he served at the Department of the Army level, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in the Office of the Commander of U.S. Army, Europe, and as the senior legal advisor in numerous major military commands. In the White House Drug Policy Office, he served as the Deputy General Counsel and the Deputy Assistant Director for Management and Administration. In those positions, he provided key advice for international, administrative and acquisitions law and was responsible for physical security, classified document security, personnel, and various administrative functions.
Singleton has been a leader in government relations and public policy law for over 20 years, having held several senior positions at the national level. Notably, she was senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget under former Congressman William H. Gray. Singleton represents companies and trade associations throughout a wide range of industries in government relations matters related to international trade, transportation, energy and healthcare.
Singleton has been on the Board of Directors of public utility holding company, Alliant Energy since 2001. She has served on the Board of United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, since 2004. Singleton also began a gubernatorial appointment as Secretary to the Commonwealth of Virginia State Board of Elections in 2015.