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Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans, LA- August 19-24th



Every five or ten years or so, you meet someone in this profession who has risen to the top at a very fast rate. Jimmie Mesis is one of those special people. All you have to do is look at the recent two issues of his work as publisher of PI Magazine to see top-flight quality. His presentions at seminars are also top quality and NAIS is proud to annouce Jimmie Mesis as NAIS Speaker Of The Year for 2002! In his very own words, Mr. Mesis says he only does things one way and that's "the right way!" But what he is doing goes way beyond just doing it right. There is a quality to his work that is hard to match by any other.

Jimmie Mesis has been a successful private investigator since 1979. He started his investigative career after a stint in the Marine Corps as an Intelligence Unit translator. He then learned the art and science of covert video surveillance on the streets of New York City working as a field investigator for a prominent investigative agency.

Since them, Jimmie has created and sold several successful businesses including three investigative agencies. He currently owns northern New Jersey's largest insurance surveillance company as well as a consulting and publishing company. This past March, Jimmie surprised the investigative profession when he announced that he and his investigator wife were the new owners of PI Magazine. In less than 6 months he tripled magazine subscriptions and was able to transform the look and content of the 15-year old publication into a beautiful four-color magazine that the entire profession can be proud of.

Earlier this year, Jimmie was appointed as the Chairman of the NCISS Marketing and Membership Committee. Jimmie has been responsible for developing and implementing effective marketing programs to promote and educate the association's goals. Jimmie is also the immediate past president of the New Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Association and was responsible for doubling the State Association's membership in less than two years.

Jimmie's passion for the investigative profession and his reputation as a successful businessman has made him a frequently requested speaker at conferences throughout the country.



August 1993 To Present EASTERN ASSOCIATES, Inc. CEO/President

Mr. Mesis has over twenty years of experience as a licensed private investigator, and has logged over 44,000 hours of conducting covert video surveillance. His extensive experience has enabled him to develop and perfect effective surveillance techniques. He speaks nationally at conferences, and teaches surveillance techniques to law enforcement at all levels. He was directly responsible for the hiring, training, and supervising over 800 full-time and part-time investigators nationwide. His company specializes in acquiring covert video of individuals who have made claims alleging injuries against insurance companies or self-insured businesses. Mr. Mesis is also recognized as an expert in the field of Copyright Infringement and Commercial Signal Piracy. He has testified in over a hundred cases and has been declared an expert witness in State and Federal courts. He has also been featured on local and national radio and television programs. He is also instrumental in lobbying for legislative issues involving the investigative profession.


April 2002 To Present PI.ORG, LLC. ­ Eastern Publishing Company
PI Magazine, Journal of Professional Investigators

Jimmie and his wife, Rosemarie acquired PI Magazine and have tripled subscriptions in less than 5 months. The all-new PI Magazine has over 25,000 readers in 30 countries and is distributed in books stores throughout the United States.

January 1988 To August 1993 MultiMedia Marketing Group, Inc.
TV Cameraman/Producer/Reporter/Investigator

Worked as a freelance cameraman/producer for NBC, CBS, HBO, SHOWTIME, and numerous corporate clients. Produced television shows and commercials and was a cameraman for an Emmy winning commercial. Mr. Mesis specialized in live handheld camera recording for such clients as HBO, Howard Stern, Rosie O'Donnell, the US Olympic Committee, and TVKO Boxing.


March 1980 To December 1987 DATASEARCH
Field Investigator / Researcher

Established a branch office and conducted video surveillance for insurance companies. Worked with local and state law enforcement organized crime task force as covert electronic technician.


June 1979 To March 1980 JM Martin Investigations
Filed Investigator

Worked as a field investigator on the streets of New York City conducting various types of investigations and surveillance.

USMC, Honorable Discharge July, 1976
2 Battalion/2 Marine Division, S-2 Intelligence Unit/Translation service

William Paterson University, 1980 - Criminal Justice
Montclair State University, 1978 - Business Administration
New Jersey State Fire College, 1976-1978


MEMBERSHIPS - Past President - NJ Licensed Private Investigator's Association
Charter Member - Global Investigators Network
Lifetime Member - National Association of Investigative Specialists,
Chairman - NCISS Marketing and Membership Committee
Member - National Association of Fraud Investigators

Eastern Associates, Inc.
870 Pompton Avenue, Ste B2
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Tel: 973-571-0500
Fax: 973-571-0505