Director of Security Risk Management
Tim Foley joined Athos Group after a successful career as a Special Agent and Senior Executive with the United States Secret Service and Director of Security for Spectra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy company. He serves as Athos’ Director of Risk Management Services, assisting corporate clients in important areas such as major construction project security management, security of physical assets, protection of key personnel and company brand, and special events and major venue security. His extensive experience in oil and gas pipeline and plant projects has made him a subject-matter expert for companies facing security and community relations challenges in their multi-billion dollar project investments.
Tim began his 23-year Secret Service career in 1987 in his hometown of Chicago. In 1993, he was selected to serve as an Agent/Attorney in the Secret Service’s Office of the Chief Counsel where he provided legal advice to the Director and senior staff and represented the Secret Service in court and Congressional hearings. In 1996, he returned to more traditional agent duties with the Presidential Protective Division where he developed and implemented security plans for the President and First Family at sites around the world. In 2001, he was promoted to the position of Special Agent in Charge of the Office of the Chief Counsel. In 2004, Tim was transferred to Houston, where he was selected for appointment to the federal government’s Senior Executive Service and assigned as the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service Houston Field District.
Previous Public & Private Security Experience
Tim has helped plan and lead operations for many National Special Security Events, including multiple presidential inaugurations, Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the G-8 Summit. He also served as a Secret Service representative to the Transition Planning Office during the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and as the Chair of the Use-of-Force Policy Committee for the new Department.
In his role with Spectra Energy, Tim was responsible for the development and leadership of numerous protection programs for top personnel and vital operations at a premier North American midstream and pipeline company. Throughout both the United States and Canada, the company was responsible for over 22,000 miles of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids pipelines, as well as the storage of nearly 305 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The company's operations also included the gathering, processing, and local distribution of natural gas.
Tim is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and the DePaul University College of Law. Tim and his wife have been married for thirty-one years and have two children. Tim is an avid reader, enjoys cooking, barbecuing and spending time on the water.