Charlotte - Theresa Payton

2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipient

Theresa Payton is the FBI Charlotte Division’s recipient of the 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award and was recognized during a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 20, 2018.

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The Charlotte Division honors Theresa Payton, owner of cyber security company Fortalice Solutions, for her work to promote information sharing between the FBI and private industry in cases of cyber intrusion or economic espionage. She recently assisted the FBI in a case involving a Chinese citizen who stole millions of dollars of trade secrets from a North Carolina company.

FBI Director Recognizes Distinguished Community Leaders

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 20, 2018, Director Christopher Wray recognized the recipients of the 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award. These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service. The FBI is grateful for the work of each of these individuals and organizations on behalf of their communities.

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2017 DCLA Winners

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