Evy Poumpouras is a former special agent and criminal investigator for the U.S. Secret Service. She is a multi-media journalist, co-host of Bravo TV’s competition series Spy Games and producer using her skills and talents both in front of the camera as well as behind it interviewing people and investigating stories. She is the author of the best-selling book Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, Live Fearlessly.
Evy brings her wealth of knowledge, training, education, and experience to each of her speaking events. She offers rare insight into one of the oldest and most elite security forces in the world. Through her individual lens as a child of immigrants, an NYPD trainee, a Secret Service agent, and a Bravo game show co-host, she has the ability to make audiences all fighters in various ways; sometimes through quiet resolve, and sometimes by reading what’s in front of us.
Evy’s TEDx on Words: Your Most Powerful Weapon and online interviews have drawn millions of views. She is a sought-after international keynote speaker having consulted top tier organizations to the likes of NASDAQ, McKesson, United Technologies, Wells Fargo, Corcoran Group, Tyco, Skanska, Lockton, and SOCOM. As an adjunct professor for The City University of New York, she teaches criminal justice, criminology, and policing.
Evy is a multi-media journalist who regularly appears on the Today Show, NBC, MSNBC, and GMA covering topics on national security, law enforcement, and crime. She was the law enforcement analyst for HLN’s Dr. Drew On Call, a hunter on CBS’s The Hunted, and appears on History and Oxygen networks. She holds a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology and a Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University.
As a member of the most prestigious protection force in the world for over 12 years, Evy served on the Secret Service’s Presidential Protective Division for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. She has also protected presidents George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George H.W. Bush. When not safeguarding the world’s most high value assets, Evy worked complex criminal investigations, operated undercover, and was an interrogator for the agency’s elite polygraph unit specially trained in the art of lie detection, human behavior, and cognitive influence.