Assistant Director, IT Applications and Data Division
Michael Gavin was named assistant director of the IT Applications and Data Division in August 2018. Mr. Gavin had most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Memphis Field Office.
Mr. Gavin joined the FBI in 1995 and was first assigned to the Las Vegas Field Office, where he investigated white-collar crime, violent crime, and organized crime matters. He was a member of the Las Vegas SWAT team, a certified Safe Streets tactical instructor, a firearms instructor, and a tactical emergency medical technician.
Mr. Gavin has broad experience in multiple programs, having served in numerous leadership positions throughout his career. In 2003, he was promoted to supervisory special agent at FBI Headquarters working in the Asian Organized Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigative Division before moving to the Asia desk of the International Operations Division. In 2005, Mr. Gavin transferred to the Mobile Field Office, where he served as senior supervisory resident agent of the Montgomery Resident Agency. He returned to FBI Headquarters in 2008 as an assistant inspector and team leader in the Inspection Division. In 2010, Mr. Gavin was named assistant special agent in charge of the San Francisco Field Office. He was promoted in 2013 to section chief of the Operational Support Section within the Criminal Investigative Division.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Gavin worked as a special agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.