Director Christopher Wray
August 2, 2017 - Present
Christopher Wray became the eighth Director of the FBI on August 2, 2017.
Mr. Wray began his law enforcement career in 1997, serving in the Department of Justice as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. In that role, Mr. Wray prosecuted a wide variety of federal criminal cases, including public corruption, gun trafficking, drug offenses, and financial fraud. In 2001, Mr. Wray was named associate deputy attorney general, and then principal associate deputy attorney general, in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General in Washington, D.C. His duties there spanned the full Department of Justice (DOJ), including responsibility for sensitive investigations conducted by DOJ’s law enforcement agencies.
Mr. Wray was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2003 to be the assistant attorney general for DOJ’s Criminal Division, supervising major national and international criminal investigations and prosecutions. He also oversaw the Counterterrorism Section and the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, which were part of the Criminal Division throughout his tenure (DOJ later consolidated those sections into the National Security Division).
Mr. Wray was a member of the President’s Corporate Fraud Task Force, supervised the Enron Task Force, and served as a leader in DOJ’s post-9/11 efforts to combat terrorism, espionage, and cybercrime with domestic and foreign government partners. At the conclusion of his tenure, Mr. Wray was awarded the Edmund J. Randolph Award, DOJ’s highest award for leadership and public service.
Mr. Wray was born in New York City. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1989 and earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 1992. He clerked for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In 1993, Mr. Wray joined the international law firm of King & Spalding LLP, where he spent a total of almost 17 years practicing law in the area of government investigations and white-collar crime. At the time of his nomination to be FBI Director, Mr. Wray was chair of the firm’s Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group.
- Deputy Director – Paul Abbate
- Associate Deputy Director – Brian C. Turner
- Chief of Staff – Jonathan Lenzner
Office of the Director/Deputy Director/Associate Deputy Director
- Finance and Facilities Division – Nicholas Dimos
- Information Management Division – Arlene Gaylord
- Insider Threat Office – Shannon V.H. Parry (Acting)
- Inspection Division – Suzanne Turner
- Office of the Chief Information Officer – Antonio Santiago (Acting)
- Office of Congressional Affairs – Christopher G. Dunham (Acting)
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion – Scott McMillion
- Office of EEO Affairs – Karen Corado (Acting)
- Office of the General Counsel – Jason A. Jones
- Office of Integrity and Compliance – Catherine Bruno
- Office of Internal Auditing – Mark J. Gerber
- Office of the Ombudsman – Chauncenette Morey (Acting)
- Office of Professional Responsibility – Stuart Platt
- Office of Public Affairs – Cathy L. Milhoan
- Resource Planning Office – Caroline Otto
Executive Assistant Directors and Assistant Directors
National Security Branch
The National Security Branch (NSB) combines the missions, capabilities, and resources of the FBI’s national security elements under the leadership of a senior FBI official.
- Executive Assistant Director – Larissa L. Knapp
- Counterintelligence Division – Alan E. Kohler, Jr.
- Counterterrorism Division – Robert R. Wells
- Terrorist Screening Center – Sanjay Virmani (Acting)
- Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate – Susan Ferensic
Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch
The FBI’s Intelligence Branch (IB) supports intelligence operations across our field offices and Headquarters divisions by managing our intelligence strategy, resources, policies, and programs.
- Executive Assistant Director – Ryan T. Young
- Directorate of Intelligence – Tonya Ugoretz
- Office of Partner Engagement – George P. Beach, II
- Office of Private Sector – Eric Vélez-Villar
Science and Technology Branch
- Executive Assistant Director – Robert Brown
- Criminal Justice Information Services Division – Michael A. Christman
- Laboratory Division – Eric G. Pokorak
- Operational Technology Division – Michael F. Paul
Information and Technology Branch
The Information and Technology Branch (ITB) designs, builds, and operates the IT infrastructure, applications, and data systems FBI personnel use every day and oversees the cybersecurity functions that keep those systems secure.
- Executive Assistant Director – Michael Gavin (Acting)
- IT Applications and Data Division – Nathan Taylor
- IT Infrastructure Division – Johnnie Sharp, Jr.
Human Resources Branch
- Executive Assistant Director – Jennifer L. Moore
- Human Resources Division – Michael H. Schneider
- Security Division – Douglas S. Beidler
- Training Division – Timothy M. Dunham