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Stephen D. Anthony Named Special Agent in Charge of Cleveland Division

Washington, D.C. January 04, 2011
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Ohio native Stephen Anthony special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Division. Mr. Anthony most recently was responsible for establishing an FBI-wide leadership development program.  

Mr. Anthony entered on duty as a special agent in February 1988. He was assigned to the Memphis Division, where he investigated violent crime and criminal enterprise matters and served as a team leader for the special operations group. He established the city’s first Safe Streets Task Force and served as its coordinator for four years before being promoted to field supervisor in December 2000. In this role, he was responsible for violent crime, criminal enterprise, cyber and drug matters.

Beginning in December 2003, Mr. Anthony held several positions within the Executive Development and Selection Program at FBI Headquarters. He served as a supervisory special agent, unit chief and assistant section chief and oversaw the implementation of several significant policy changes, including a new management selection system for agents.  

In February 2006, he was promoted as assistant special agent in charge at the Washington Field Office (WFO), where he oversaw all administrative matters and training programs. Mr. Anthony also served as acting special agent in charge of WFO’s Administrative Division from July 2006 to February 2007 and was responsible for the administrative, security and investigative services branches.

In April 2007, Mr. Anthony was named special assistant to Director Mueller, where he provided counsel on a variety of policy and administrative matters. He served as special assistant until June 2009, when he was assigned to the leadership development program initiative.

Mr. Anthony received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history in 1984 from John Carroll University. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 1987 from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and is a member of the Ohio state bar.

Prior to his FBI career, he served as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office and for a civil litigation firm.