Curriculum Vitae

Joseph H. Lodge founded JHL Group, Inc. in 1991. During the span of fourteen years prior to creating his investigative/consulting firm, he held executive positions with two international consulting companies and was President of Corporate Security Advisors, Inc., a Florida firm that in the 1980’s specialized in helping employers reduce the economic impact of drug abuse.  Before entering the private sector, Mr. Lodge was a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

For over thirty-five years, Mr. Lodge managed, supervised or performed a wide range of civil and criminal investigations in both the government and private sector.  He directed JHL Group into one of the leading providers of Business Investigation, Due Diligence and Litigation Support services in the nation. His consultations and seminars have been welcomed by thousands of executives, supervisors, and law enforcement professionals throughout the hemisphere.

Mr. Lodge received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania Military College and completed three years of graduate work in microcomputers and electronics.  He is a veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration where he developed proficiency in conspiracy and financial investigations as a senior Special Agent and Supervisor.  He created DEA’s first ‘Guidelines for a Drug Free Workplace’, widely distributed to the private sector in the 1980’s  and helped develop the DEA Training Program on Asset Forfeiture, which, in 1982, he delivered to all FBI Agents in Florida and the Caribbean prior to the FBI assuming joint responsibility for Drug Law Enforcement.

He has written for, or been featured in, over 200 radio, television, magazine and newspaper stories in America and Europe, including The Phil Donahue Show, PBS Latenite, and Newsweek Magazine, as well as a highly acclaimed PBS Nightly Business Report special program. 

Mr. Lodge was honored with the 1985 Martin H. Lichter Memorial Lectureship at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu and was "knighted" for his drug prevention efforts by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.  He is the author of "Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace, An Assessment of Economic and Productivity Losses," published by Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York and Basel, copyright 1987.

Mr. Lodge served in Military Intelligence in Viet Nam where he was decorated seven times, including three bronze stars.  During the mid 1960s, he was a broadcast journalist.  An accomplished presenter, he is often called upon to speak before executive, professional, and civic organizations.  Mr. Lodge is a charter member of the Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents (AFFNA) and is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).  He has served as an advisor to Miami Citizens Against Crime and as a national lecturer for ASIS.