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Randall Thysse Named Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office Counterintelligence Division

Washington, D.C. January 07, 2011
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Randall C. Thysse special agent in charge of the New York Field Office Counterintelligence Division.

In 1989, Mr. Thysse entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI. His first assignment was with the Omaha Division’s Des Moines, Iowa Resident Agency.

Mr. Thysse later worked out of FBI Headquarters in 1998 and served as a supervisor in the Criminal Investigative Division’s financial institution fraud unit.

In October 2000, he transferred to the Salt Lake City Division’s Helena, Montana Resident Agency. There he served as a supervisor overseeing six FBI offices in western Montana.

Mr. Thysse returned to FBI Headquarters in November 2002, where he was a unit chief in the Counterintelligence Division’s counterespionage section. He was responsible for Cuban espionage, internal security, and unauthorized disclosures of classified material programs.

In January 2005, Mr. Thysse was promoted to the Memphis Division’s national security branch as assistant special agent in charge.

He transferred back to FBI Headquarters in October 2008, where he was selected for his most recent position, section chief in the Counterintelligence Division’s global counterintelligence section.

Mr. Thysse is a Minneapolis, Minnesota native. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in financial management and accounting from the University of St. Thomas. He received his Master of Business Administration degree from Drake University and is also a certified public account.  

Mr. Thysse is married with two children.