Presidents Message

Welcome to the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiator’s website.  Our association was formed in 1993 by Negotiators who believed in the need for training and networking.  28 years later, I am proud to say that TAHN is going strong and excelling in the original goals set forth by our founders.  Our association continues to grow and evolve every day.  We have 8 Regional Vice Presidents organizing training to better serve our members throughout Texas.  From our Board of Directors, to our Regional Vice Presidents, to our Advisors, we are all here to help you with your negotiation training needs.

Please take a few minutes to explore our website and learn who your Regional Vice President is and feel free to reach out to him or her.  There is a regional map available on the site that will help you find your Regional VP for your area.  Check out our training page for a list of courses offered throughout the state.  Time has shown that negotiators must have a reliable network amongst each other to review and staff case studies and gather various techniques and ideas to better serve in future incidents and TAHN is here for that.

Please feel free to contact any Board Member or Advisor if you have training suggestions or areas of expertise you would like to share.  I am looking forward to seeing you in October at our annual conference.


Melissa Fautheree

President, Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators