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Special Agent in Charge—Kimberly K. Mertz

Special Agent in Charge—Kimberly K. Mertz

mertz2.jpgMs. Mertz was born and raised in Iowa. She is a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1986 and a law degree in 1989.

Ms. Mertz entered on duty with the FBI as a special agent on September 10, 1989. Upon graduation from new agents training, she was assigned to the San Diego Division. In August 1996, she was selected to serve as the supervisory senior resident agent of the El Centro Resident Agency in the San Diego Division.

In January 1999, Ms. Mertz was promoted to the Public Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she served as a supervisory special agent. In November 2000, Ms. Mertz became the chief of the Public Corruption Unit.

From September 2001 through November 2003, Ms. Mertz served as the assistant special agent in charge of the Honolulu Division.

From November 2003 through January 2005, Ms. Mertz was assigned to the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters as an inspector. On January 21, 2005, she was designated chief inspector.

On November 8, 2005, Ms. Mertz was appointed special agent in charge of the New Haven Division.

Ms. Mertz is a member of the California Bar Association.