Steven E. Ibison Named SAC in Tampa
|Washington, D.C. July 17, 2007|
Steven E. Ibison has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Tampa Division. Director Robert S. Mueller III appointed him to this position to replace retiring SAC Carl Whitehead Jr. Most recently, Ibison served as an inspector in the Inspection Division.
Ibison entered on duty as a special agent of the FBI in July 1988. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Albuquerque Division, Gallup Resident Agency, were he investigated Indian Country and violent crime matters. In 1991, Ibison was transferred to the Houston Division, Bryan-College Station Resident Agency, were he was assigned to white collar, violent crime, and drug investigations. In June 1997, he was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., were he had program management responsibilities for significant drug investigations occurring along the Southwest border.
In June 1999, Ibison was designated a field supervisor in the Indianapolis Division, Merrillville Resident Agency, where he supervised white collar, violent crime, and drug investigations occurring in northern Indiana. In January 2003, he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division, McAllen Resident Agency, where he provided oversight for all the FBI's investigative programs along the U.S. border with Mexico from Brownsville, Texas, to Del Rio, Texas. In June 2005, Ibison was promoted to the ranks of the Senior Executive Service by Director Mueller and assigned as an inspector in the Inspection Division. As an inspector, Ibison led inspection teams in the review of FBI field divisions, FBI Headquarters divisions, legal attache offices, and critical shooting incidents.
Born and raised in Santa Paula, California, Ibison earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Fresno State University in 1983. He began his career as a police officer in Weatherford, Texas in 1983, and in 1987 earned a Masters degree in public administration from Tarleton State University in Stephensville, Texas. Ibison and his wife, Beverly, are the parents of four children.