OUR TEAM

George A. Lemieux II Owner/President - 2004 

George is the founder and President of Lemieux & Associates, LLC. Prior to starting the company in 2004, he had been working as a licensed private investigator in the State of Connecticut since 1989. George has personally worked well over thirty thousand hours of investigations ranging from insurance defense, high profile criminal cases to locating missing persons. He has also been a defense investigator for Death Penalty cases testifying in both the State and Federal court systems.

 

George is an Associate Member of the Connecticut Bar Association and previously sat on the board for the Connecticut Association of Licensed Private Investigators (CALPI). George currently sits on the board for Samasta Health Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that supplies community health solutions in an effort to improve the quality of life for residents in some of the most impoverished areas of the world. He has also been a guest lecturer at UCONN School of Law and the University of New Haven School of Criminal Justice.  George is currently licensed throughout most of the United States.

Robert D. Molnar Owner/Vice President - 2008 

In August of 2008, Bob Molnar joined Lemieux & Associates as a Partner and Vice President, Operations. In 1986 Bob began his career in the private investigation arena with the major focus being on insurance investigations.  Before joining Lemieux & Associates he was Vice President, Operations for the two largest investigative agencies in the U.S. and was directly responsible for over 400 Field Investigators in the United States and more than 200 Contract Investigators abroad. Prior to that he was a Police Officer in Connecticut, Deputy Sheriff in Colorado and worked with the U.S. Marshals Service. He also served in the U.S. Navy and majored in Criminal Justice at Western CT State University.

 

Bob is well known within the investigations industry and was much sought after for his broad knowledge and experience.  He has well over thirty thousand hours of field experience and has worked as a consultant and adviser to many insurance and investigative firms over his long career.  Bob is currently licensed throughout most of the United States.

Sales Team

Shelby Bettini

Regional Sales Manager - 2010

Shelby began her career in 2001 in Florida as a Regional Sales Manager for a national investigation company.   She moved to New York in 2003 to open the tri-state region for that same company where she developed revenues into one of the highest producing territories.   She decided to leave the industry in 2007 to work in the fashion industry where she worked in NYC for 2 years.   In 2009 she and her husband had their first daughter and decided to move back to Florida to be with family.  This is where she decided to restart her career in the investigative industry and came on board with Lemieux & Associates in 2010.   She is now a Regional Sales Manager successfully managing the Florida territory.   She and her husband have 2 daughters and live in the Tampa area. 

Ashley Draper

Regional Sales Manager - 2015 

Ashley graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY in 2005 with a Bachelors in Psychology and Criminal Justice.  She was a pre-law concentration and worked her way up to a senior paralegal in a litigation defense law firm. When presented an opportunity to work on client development for the firm she saw her passion with marketing and customer service.  She soon went back to school to complete her MBA in marketing. In 2007, while in her program, she took a job as a Regional Account Manager for a mid-sized investigative company.  She worked for them for 5 years working her way up to VP of National Sales before she left the industry for a job in the pharmaceutical world.  In 2015 she restarted her career in the investigative industry and joined Lemieux & Associates.  She is the Regional Sales Manager for Upstate New York and New England states.  Her and her husband have one son, Jace, and live in Western New York.

Megan Morgan

National Accounts Manager - 2020

Megan began her career in the workers’ compensation industry in 2014. She started out with a physical therapy company as a physician marketing rep for SC, and quickly moved up to the workers compensation representative for 5 states. She decided to make the transition to private investigations in 2020 and joined Lemieux & Associates. Megan graduated from Clemson University in 2006. She enjoys traveling, shopping, skiing, golfing and pretty much any outdoor activity.

Eva Portillo

National Accounts Manager - 2021

Eva has over 20 years of experience as a senior-level executive leader. She maintains a high level of successful business relationships, delivering optimal results. Eva has a long-standing record of exceeding operational performance targets. She takes a strategic, innovative approach to improving process performance that maximizes business results in risk strategies, fraud detection, and prevention, producing the most favorable, cost-effective resolutions.

Eva is applying her experience, remarkable history of leading people and businesses to achieve their goals in the insurance, risk claim management, fraud detection and prevention industries to the California market.

Jennifer Wright

Regional Sales Manager - 2014

Jennifer began her career in 1995 as a Work Comp Adjuster in FL. In 2000, she successfully made the transition to sales, where she’s been ever since. For 10 of those years she was with a national investigations company where she handled a four-million-dollar book of business. She took some time off and when she decided to get back into the industry at the end of 2013, she came on board with Lemieux & Associates. Jenn manages lower NY, NJ and PA. She and her husband have one daughter. They enjoy traveling and spending time in NY City.

Senior Managers

Mike J. Calnan

Senior Manager
Key Accounts – 2008

Mike has been a licensed Private Investigator since 1994. He specializes in insurance claim service work. Mike has personally conducted over 3000 surveillance Investigations to date and numerous assignments for Insurance companies, attorneys, and corporations relating to Worker’s Compensation, SIU fraud claims, interviews, witness statements, scene photography, disability claims, interviews, and recorded statements. 

David D’Addio

Senior Manager
Desktop Investigations – 2015

David Joined our team in 2015 as a Desktop Investigator.  Shortly after, he shifted into a role as an assistant case manager before settling into the role of Desktop Manager, where he oversees and works alongside the desktop investigative staff. He is the proud recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award and is recognized for “Exceeding our customers’ expectations on a daily basis.” David graduated from Salve Regina University with a BA in Administration of Justice in 2010.  He is a proud Eagle Scout and is always looking to solve a problem. On a personal note, David recently got engaged, purchased his first home, and is excited for the journey ahead.

Greg Justice. Jr.

Senior Manager
SIU - 2021

Greg brings over 21 years of investigative experience to our team. Greg’s former roles before joining the team were SIU Claims Manager, SIU Catastrophe Manager, Corporate Compliance/Audit Manager, and Corporate Fraud Trainer, with two of the largest insurers in the property and casualty industry over the last 14 years. Adding to his extensive investigative background is five years of law enforcement in Maryland and an additional two years as a licensed private investigator in multiple states throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Greg holds the designation of Fraudulent Claims Law Specialist (FCLS) and has handled and/or managed investigations in all 50 states. 

 

Greg received his Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice with honors from the University of Baltimore and currently completing his MBA from the University of Maryland. Greg is also a former professional football player and musician. He resides in Maryland with his wife and three children.

Dawn Lemieux

Senior Manager
Administration - 2004

Dawn started her career in 1984 as an Accounts Payable Coordinator for a nationwide cable company.  In 1988, when she had her first child, she started her own bookkeeping business.  The business did very well and allowed her to work mostly from home and raise her 3 daughters. In 2004, Lemieux & Associates became one of her many clients.  As Lemieux grew, so did Dawn’s position as well as her responsibilities with the company.  She is now the Office Manager/HR Manager and is part of the Executive Team. Dawn is included in the decision making with the owners, with running and future course of the business. 

Steve McCormick

Senior Manager
Human Resources – 2016 

Steve is currently a private investigator licensed in the state of Florida. He previously served in the United States Navy stationed aboard the USS Midway in Yokosuka, Japan, where he participated in Operation Desert Storm and then was stationed in Miramar, California with air wing VAW 113. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, he has been working as a licensed private investigator in Florida for the last 24 years. For the first twelve years, Steve performed field investigator duties to include surveillance, locates, recorded statements, social networking checks, courthouse records searches and alive & well checks. For the last 12 years, Steve has performed Senior Case Management duties, directing a staff of field investigators over various states throughout the South-East Region. In addition, for the last 3 years he has served as the liaison between his company and The Travelers Companies, facilitating a healthy client/partner relationship.

Robert Reese

Senior Manager
Surveillance - CT - 2007

Bob Reese has been a private investigator since 2007. He is licensed in CT, MA, NH, and NY. Bob has worked on insurance claim cases and private sector work and has done all tasks required to successfully and professionally complete cases in those areas. Bob has conducted criminal investigations, inmate interviews, witness interviews, witness statements, background investigations, accident investigations, discrete surveillance for domestic, insurance fraud, workers’ compensation, SIU, and disability claims. The surveillance assignments he has conducted have encompassed both single and multiple investigators, all of which he was the lead investigator. Bob is currently the case manager for the New England region.

 

Bob has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and spent 24 years in industry as a Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Project Manager and Director of Operations. In these capacities, he has worked closely with people from fortune 100 Presidents to engineers from small 15 employee companies.  Bob has had as many as 150 people reporting to him at any given time and has also had the opportunity to work on his own being 100% responsible for delivering a project on time and to specification.

Managers

Jeff Connor

SIU Manager - 2014

Jeff Connor is the SIU Manager for Lemieux & Associates. Jeff has 32 years of claims and fraud insurance industry experience. He has an A.A. in Police Science along with completing several certificates and advanced training courses in numerous areas of insurance investigations. He has specialized training and experience in the field of property/casualty claims, surveillance, auto, home, bodily injury, general liability, commercial lines, and special lines. He has extensive knowledge with the usage and interpretation of databases.

 

His responsibilities include managing SIU files, developing investigative actions plans, monitoring investigative efforts and budgets, developing additional action plans / red flags through the progression of the file, and overseeing the overall flow of the file. Jeff has overseen and submitted hundreds of fraud referrals to the corresponding state fraud departments.

Tate Falduto

SIU Manager - 2008

Tate has been licensed Private Investigator in the state of Florida since 2006 investigating insurance claims filed for a variety of coverage to include Workers’ Compensation, General Liability, Property and Casualty and Disability Claims.  Prior to becoming a private investigator, Tate was the Director of Loss Prevention for a major hotel chain where he implemented all safety and security programs for providing protection and a sense of well-being to all guests and employees.  After transitioning to the field of Private Investigations, Tate has conducted thousands of surveillance and SIU cases throughout the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. He has thorough knowledge in all aspects of SIU, surveillance and contestable death claims.

Rob Faria

Case Manager – 2021

Rob brings his military service and nearly 20 years of investigative experience to our team. He will be handling case management responsibilities as a part of our NYSIF unit.

 

Rob started off in this industry as a surveillance investigator, after which he held positions directing field operations, managing cases, and improving procedural efficacy. He is a results-driven business professional who provides the strategic vision and leadership to initiate enhanced productivity, efficiency, operational processes, and bottom line improvements.

Jennifer “Petie” Gernand

SIU Manager – 2017

Petie began her investigative career in 1992, first in retail before transitioning into the insurance industry in 1994 where she initially worked as a Field Investigator before moving on to positions as a Sales Representative, Case Manager, Vendor Manager and eventually an SIU Manager.  Petie elected to transition into Risk Management for a government entity upon having her daughter in 2011 yet upon her child reaching elementary school age, Petie was eager to get back to her true passion of Investigations.  Petie and her daughter reside in the Southern Gulf Coast of Florida and she currently manages cases in the Mid-Atlantic Territory.

Meredith Glick

Desktop Investigations Manager - 2017

Meredith has been with Lemieux & Associates as a Desktop Investigator since 2017. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in psychology, as well as minors in criminal justice and sociology. She then went on to obtain her master's degree from the University of New Haven in criminal justice, with a concentration in victimology.

 

Since joining the company, she has taken on many roles, including the trainer for Desktop employees, senior investigator of the team, and most recently, a case manager. Furthermore, she was the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Initially from Rhode Island, Meredith lived in Connecticut for a decade before moving to Massachusetts

Leigh Ann Greiner

Case Manager – 2014

Leigh Ann began her career in the insurance industry in 1997. There she worked as a claims rep for CIGNA, Sedgwick and Liberty Mutual. Prior to joining Lemieux & Associates, she was a Senior Case Manager for one of the national investigations companies. There she managed one of the largest territories and had one of the top performing investigative teams in the company. Her teams were consistently recognized for being the best amongst their peers.

David Laffler

Case Manager – 2019

David has been working in the private investigations industry since 1995, first becoming licensed in his home state of North Carolina.  During those years he conducted a variety of investigations that covered the entire “PI experience” - ranging from putting covert cameras in a break room to figure out who was stealing sandwiches to high-level asbestos investigations and critical exposure surveillance cases. 

Throughout those years David's primary focus was insurance defense surveillance, at one time holding licenses in almost one-half of the country.  David has experience with surveillance in almost every possible environment, having worked up and down the East Coast and throughout the Mid-South.  He began his management path with a small regional firm, then after obtaining his Bachelor’s in Organizational Security Management as a regional surveillance manager with a national firm where he managed a territory that covered one fifth of the united states prior to joining our team in 2019.

David, his wife Michelle, and their son currently live in the Northwest Arkansas area.

Jessica Murie

Case Manager – 2017

Jessica began her career in the investigative industry in 2005 when she started as a field investigator after graduating with her Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida. She worked in the field as an investigator for several years conducting surveillance and interviews for civil and insurance investigations.  Prior to joining Lemieux & Associates, she worked as a Strategic Account Manager for 10 years at one of the national investigations companies where she successfully managed investigations nationwide in her extensive territory. She and her husband have 2 children and live in the Jacksonville FL area.

Shawn Patrick

SIU Case Manager – 2019

Shawn has been working in the Investigations industry since 2003 and has been a multi-state licensed Private Investigator since 2011. Shawn began working at Lemieux & Associates in 2019. Shawn is a subject matter expert in fraud and multi-line Insurance claim investigations, conducting field investigations throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho and Alaska. In addition to his field experience, Shawn has worked as a Case Manager throughout all 50 US states, managing SIU, Surveillance and Life & Health Investigations. In previous roles, Shawn has worked as an SIU & Surveillance Investigator, SIU & Surveillance Case Manager, Surveillance Operations Manager, Claims Operations Manager and Senior Operations Manager. Additionally, Shawn has served as Senior Corporate Investigator for a multiregional retail company, providing security administration and internal investigations for more than 30 retail locations.

Kevin Puckett

SIU Manager - 2018

Kevin has worked as a licensed private investigator, in the Surveillance and Special Investigations fields, since August 1998. Kevin started out as a licensed private investigator in Houston, Texas and has since gone on to work in multiple states across the United States and even conducted surveillance in Kuwait. He also worked as a Director of Investigations in Colorado, and a remote Vendor Manager for several years. He joined Lemieux & Associates in July of 2018. Kevin is a veteran of the United States Navy and a former Military Police Investigator. Kevin graduated from Arapahoe Community College of Littleton, Colorado with an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2008.

Alexis Romano

Case Manager – 2016

Alexis attended the University of New Haven from 2012-2018. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in fire investigations with a minor in criminal justice, as well as master’s degrees in both fire investigations and criminal investigations. While completing her degrees, she began working for Lemieux & Associates.

 

Alexis has worked for Lemieux & Associates since 2016. Her first responsibilities included desktop investigations and assisting the vice president with administrative tasks, including Requests for Proposals. She then transitioned roles into managing the trial monitors and working as an SIU field investigator. Alexis has most recently been promoted to SIU Case Manager here at Lemieux & Associates.