Provided by CASA CIS
CASA Children s Intervention Services, Inc. (“CASA”) is pleased to announce the hiring of Linda M. Krieg as its new Executive Director. CASA serves Prince William, Fauquier, Rappahannock, and Warren Counties. Its Mission is to advocate for the best interests of each abused and neglected child referred to it by the county juvenile court system.
Linda is the perfect fit for CASA and its Mission. She is an experienced attorney, a current CASA, and a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). She is moving from Illinois to Virginia. While in Illinois, she was with the Kane County, Illinois CASA (as an advocate and GAL).
By way of background, Linda started her career after law school as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, moving to a Supervisory Special Agent (the FBI liaison to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, overseeing and training investigators and prosecutors working Crimes Against Children). She then moved to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Milwaukee Field Division, and finally to Special Assistant to the Assistant Director (Office of Law Enforcement Coordination) and Section Chief (Senior Executive Service – Internal Investigations).
After retiring from the FBI, Linda became the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). She then became Acting Chief Executive Officer for the Center.
Since leaving NCMEC in 2015, Linda has worked as a Police and Fire Commissioner, Chair of the Board for Legal Options for Trafficked & Underserved Victims Legal Clinic in Wisconsin, Chair of the Board for the Lakeshore Regional Child Advocacy Center, and a County Board of Supervisors member.
Linda and her husband, William, have missed being in Northern Virginia and had decided to move back when Bill noticed CASA was looking for an Executive Director. Thankfully, Linda applied and was hired.
Beyond Linda’s background, which makes her extremely well-qualified for this position, Linda’s passion for helping abused and neglected children comes out in every conversation that you have with her. She started working even before arriving in the area. Linda has a plan to engage with supervisors, advocates, donors, judges, the Department of Social Services (Prince William, Fauquier, Rappahannock, and Warren Counties), guardians ad litem, local organizations, and many others to share CASA’s story.
The Board of Trustees is extremely pleased and excited to have Linda join CASA.