FBI Seattle
Public Affairs Specialist Ayn Dietrich-Williams
(206) 622-0460
August 11, 2016

Leadership Transition at FBI Seattle

After 25 years of service to the FBI, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Frank Montoya, Jr., is retiring on September 16, 2016. FBI Director James B. Comey has named Jay S. Tabb, Jr., as the next SAC of the FBI’s Seattle Division.

Please see SAC Montoya’s biography for a reminder of his numerous leadership positions in the FBI and previous military service. In addition to leading the FBI’s Seattle Division since May 2014, he led the FBI’s Honolulu Division from 2011 to 2012. Immediately prior to coming to Seattle, he had been detailed to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence from 2012 to 2014, where he served as the national counterintelligence executive. In this role, he was the head of national counterintelligence for the U.S. government.

Incoming SAC Tabb most recently served as a deputy assistant director in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters. Please see his full biography for a summary of his career since joining the FBI in 1997, as well as his previous military service.

SAC Montoya is looking forward to retirement, trading his gun and badge for a fishing pole and the opportunity to spend more time with his family.

“The FBI’s exceptional mission is near to my heart, and I’ve been immensely proud to contribute to our law enforcement and national security efforts,” said SAC Montoya. “I am honored to have spent the final years of my FBI career with the exceptional agents and professional staff of the Seattle Division and the extraordinary law enforcement leaders in Washington state. The only thing that could wrench me away from this family I’ve built over 25 years is the family I’ve built for 31 years.”