T.J. Waters is an award-winning author, speaker, and consultant. He is the author of the novel Secret Signs (Gallaudet University Press 2010) which won the 2011 International Book Award in the multi-cultural category. Waters is also the author of non-fiction titles Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class (Dutton Adult 2006) and Hyperformance: Using Competitive Intelligence for Better Strategy and Execution (Jossy-Bass 2010). Waters has previously worked as a Senior Consultant in Intelligence Operations for U.S. Special Operations Command, a Sr. Counterintelligence Analyst for U.S. Central Command, and was Vice President for an intelligence consulting firm. He also had a successful private sector career with Celotex Corporation, Lexis-Nexis, and BASF. Waters spent five years as an adjunct professor in the Intelligence Management and Analysis program at Eckerd College. When he's not working, he enjoys volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay.