Guidepost Solutions Welcomes Krista Tongring, Former Acting Section Chief at the Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Compliance

Krista Tongring / Julie Myers Wood July 12, 2018

Guidepost Solutions, a global leader in compliance, investigations, and security consulting, has appointed Krista Tongring as a managing director in its Washington, DC office. Tongring will oversee a variety of compliance and investigative matters.

“Krista’s experience across the investigative, government, regulatory, and compliance sectors will be a tremendous asset to our clients,” said Julie Myers Wood, CEO of Guidepost Solutions. “Her extensive knowledge and varied background allows us to continue to provide clients with the personalized, thorough, and dedicated solutions that differentiate our firm’s expertise.”

Prior to joining Guidepost, Tongring served at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), in a variety of capacities, for almost two decades. Most recently, in her leadership role at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office of Compliance, she led initiatives and developed strategies to implement new and revised policies. Additionally, Tongring helped conceptualize a more efficient policy review process, through the use of an electronic workflow and centralized policy website. She began her service in the DEA as a Senior Attorney for its Diversion and Regulatory Litigation Section. In addition to litigating DEA administrative actions against DEA registrants, Tongring supervised investigations to ensure compliance with the Controlled Substances Act, gathered and reviewed extensive documentary evidence, and conducted witness interviews.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Guidepost Solutions and to be working with top professionals, all committed to delivering innovative outcomes for clients. I especially look forward to contributing to the firm’s growth and its wide range of compliance and investigative capabilities,” said Tongring.

During her years as a federal prosecutor, Tongring investigated and prosecuted complex criminal matters, including racketeering, money laundering, abusive trust and other tax matters, international organized crime, criminal asset forfeiture, and violations of the Bank Secrecy Act. She spent a significant portion of her career in the criminal enforcement-side of the Tax Division and then in the Criminal Division, Organized Crime and Gang Section (OCGS). Tongring also served as Associate Counsel to DOJ’s International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center (IOC-2) where she monitored and coordinated national and international prosecutions of financial crimes with the members of global and federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

Tongring received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Providence College, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. She is a recipient of the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy, the Tax Division Outstanding Attorney and Special Act of Service Awards, and Honorary IRS-CI Special Agent award.


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Krista Tongring

Executive Vice President, DEA Regulatory Compliance Practice

As Executive Vice President, Ms. Tongring leads Guidepost’s DEA Regulatory Compliance Practice, in addition to playing a lead role in overseeing a variety of compliance engagements, monitorships, and investigatory matters. She brings a vast background of investigative, governmental, regulatory, and compliance experience to Guidepost. Her experience allows her to provide clients with customized solutions that consider the client’s organization and culture, among other factors, to ensure these solutions are sustainable.

guidepost solutions founder julie myers wood wearing a blue shirt and a black jacket

Julie Myers Wood

Chief Executive Officer

As the Chief Executive Officer of Guidepost Solutions, I focus on helping corporations resolve problems with government agencies, and ensure they are proactively addressing compliance requirements. Prior to joining the private sector, I held leadership positions with the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Commerce, Treasury and Justice. This includes serving as the Head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security’s largest investigative component, as well as the Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement and the Chief of Staff for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. Throughout my government and private sector career, I have helped develop, implement and execute compliance programs and crisis management plans and responses across a wide range of industries for numerous companies. I am nationally recognized as a speaker for my expertise on compliance, security, immigration and other law enforcement issues and have testified before Congress.