Jill C. Tyson

Assistant Director, Office of Congressional Affairs

Jill C. Tyson was named assistant director of the Office of Congressional Affairs in February 2019. Ms. Tyson had previously served as the acting assistant director.

Prior to joining the FBI in 2018, Ms. Tyson held a number of positions in the Department of Justice. She served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legislative Affairs, as the chief public information officer at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and as a special assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting criminal matters in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Tyson previously worked on Capitol Hill for a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

As the assistant director of the Office of Congressional Affairs, Ms. Tyson leads a team of special agents, attorneys, and professional staff, and manages all FBI interactions with Congress. She advises FBI executive leadership on congressional matters and oversees responses to congressional oversight and investigations.

Ms. Tyson is also an at-large member of the FBI’s Diversity Executive Council.

Ms. Tyson graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received her law degree from the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.