Jeff Cortese ’99

Jeff Cortese ’99 was working as an investment broker in Baltimore when 9/11 happened. Though he had majored in business at Franciscan University, he had always been interested in law enforcement, and 9/11 gave him the impetus to finally pursue it.

He joined the Capitol Police, earned a spot on the security detail for the Speaker of the House, and traveled with the speaker all over the country.

“It was a unique and fun opportunity,” remembers Jeff.

Then, as he was preparing to marry Christine Marra ’03, Jeff applied to the FBI and was accepted. He was assigned to the Public Corruption Squad in New Orleans and discovered he loved working in this field.

Read the full story in Franciscan Magazine.