• Cynthia Cavalie-Gonzalez

Cynthia Cavalie-Gonzalez announces she will run for President of C.A.L.I.

Updated: Apr 5

Breaking News: On Friday March 12, 2021, Cynthia Cavalie-Gonzalez, Vice President of Investigative Services for the California Association of Licensed Investigators announced to a group of focused CALI members attending Legislative Advocacy week that she will be running for the office of President for the 2021-2023 term. Her opponent is CALI Secretary Frank Huntington III. Cynthia has served on the board of directors for four years as the director of the Orange District and VP of Investigative Services. This will be the first contested election for President that the organization has seen in 26 years. Be a part of CALI history and VOTE!

Candidate Message: I am Cynthia Cavalie-Gonzalez, and I am running for the office of President of the California Association of Licensed Investigators. As your VP of Investigative Services my mission has been Education for our members and continued Growth of the organization. As President I am confident that we can grow CALI into the world’s leading organization for education and training for the advancement of investigators and security professionals. We will always advocate the needs and interests of the professions before legislative, administrative, and judicial branches of government.

A good leader recognizes that if their organization is not growing, it’s dying. If elected my first plan is to revitalize our membership by forming a task force focused on promoting outreach to students at universities statewide to grow our pre-licensee membership, build our out-of state membership with nationwide events and also re-establish relationships with members who have left the organization.

Working together, we can develop greater conferences with world-class keynote speakers that draw nationwide attention - I can assure you that we can do this and remain fiscally responsible. With Hard Work, Commitment, Transparency, Dedication, and joined by a team of professionals dedicated to the advancement of CALI we will make this the best and most respected PI organization in the world.

I hope you will trust in me to continue serving in the best interests of the members of CALI. My name is Cynthia Cavalie-Gonzalez, and I am asking for your support and your vote. Thank you.

I am honored to be publicly endorsed by the following CALI Members and Leaders:

Robert Rice, CALI President and Past Director of the South Bay/ Long Beach District

Kelly Cory, Regional Director - National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS)

Richard Rivero, Past Director of the San Diego District. Recipient of the Investigator of the Year Award (2020)

CW Sellers, Past East Bay District Gov. and Creator of CALI’s Longest running training programs NLITE-ELITE. Recipient of the President’s Award (2012) and Investigator of the Year (2014)

Mason Washington, South Bay Long Beach Gov. and CALI Budget Committee

Tony Suggs, East Bay Director and CALI Professional Development Committee

Mitchell Rowland, Director of the San Joaquin District and CALI Ethics Chair

Sean Ditty, CPI Past Redding-Chico Director and Past Elections Chair

Lance Davison, Gov. of the San Joaquin District

Hanley Chan, Gov. of the San Francisco District

Torri Piper, Director of the Orange District

Thomas Graybill, Gov. of the Orange District

Michael Platt, Past Gov. Central Coast District

Cynthia is the current chair of the CALI Professional Development Committee and continues to serve as a member to the CALI Budget Committee, Conference Committee and Scholarship Committee. She has also been a sponsor and donates to several CALI events including Legislative Day, Professional Development Webinar, and the CALI Scholarship Fund. In her spare time she mentors undergraduate students from her Alma Mater John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Cynthia and her husband reside in Aliso Viejo, CA with their three children and new huskie Loki.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Online voting begins on April 19, 2021and is open to all CALI members licensed in California. Online voting will be open through May 19th. Visit for candidate and election information. Each voting member will receive an online ballot by email on the 19th--voting will be open for one month.

The California Association of Licensed Investigators, Inc. is a not‐for‐profit professional organization founded in 1968 to protect and enhance our licensed private investigator and licensed private patrol operator members.

With approximately 1,200 members, CALI is the largest private investigator association in the world. The association works to advance the investigation and security professions through educational programs and legislative advocacy efforts that promote the needs of the profession before governmental agencies and the State Legislature.

CALI works in support of the ability of clients, often either a consumer or a victim, by performing legitimate investigations within the parameters and boundaries established in law. Our members are licensed and regulated by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

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