Mr. Flanagan is an entrepreneur who grew two businesses from start-up to millions in annual sales through effective business planning, creative sales techniques and innovative marketing. Mr. Flanagan is recognized by top government elected and appointed officials and law-enforcement executives as a consummate professional with a high degree of personal integrity. Known for a contagious passion for excellence, resourceful business solutions and a capacity for motivational leadership. Mr. Flanagan possesses outstanding communications and presentations skills and is often called upon as a Subject Matter Expert (“SME”) to speak at panel member conferences and is frequently invited as a plenary. Mr. Flanagan has been profiled and interviewed by numerous national and local media, including Fox News, ABC WCVBTV Channel 5, WHDH Channel 7, Boston 25 News, CBS Boston Channel 4, NECN, CBS 13 Maine, WDBJ-17 Virginia, AM 980 Radio – WCAP, Pawtucket Times RI, Boston Globe, Sun Journal and the Boston Herald talk show.
Mr. Flanagan was a sworn Essex County Deputy Sheriff for five years and in 2016 was appointed by Governor Charles D. Baker, (R) MA. The Executive Office of Public Safety’s Medicolegal Investigation Commission. The Commission oversees key decisions affecting the Office of the Medical Examiner. Members include: the MA. Attorney General, Secretary of Public Safety, Commissioner of Public Health as well as forensic pathologists and physicians.
Mr. Flanagan was a highly recruited D-1 college football player who played both offense and defense at the University at Buffalo under Turner Gill and completed his career at UMass, Amherst as the team’s 2010 Vic Fuscia Award Recipient as a Defensive Tackle. Mr. Flanagan presently serves on the Advisory Board of Protect Mass Children, an advocacy group for children against sexual and physical abuse. Flanagan holds a B.A. in Political Science and a concentration in Southern European Studies from UMass, Amherst and holds a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS-5) license certificate.