September 27, 2021

David G. Nanz Named as Special Agent in Charge of the Springfield Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named David G. Nanz as the special agent in charge of the Springfield Field Office in Illinois. Mr. Nanz most recently served in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

Mr. Nanz joined the FBI as a special agent in 2001. He was first assigned to the Las Vegas Field Office, where he investigated white-collar crime cases.

In 2008, he was promoted to supervisory special agent and transferred to the Economic Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigative Division at Headquarters. He was later promoted to unit chief, serving as the program manager for several cases stemming from the 2008 financial crisis. He also served as the FBI liaison to the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and led the effort to have an FBI agent embedded in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Nanz transferred to the Miami Field Office in 2010. In addition to other duties, he oversaw the corporate and securities fraud program and established the South Florida Insurance Fraud Task Force. In 2016, he completed assignments in London and in Pretoria, South Africa, to support the FBI’s international corruption mission.

Later in 2016, Mr. Nanz was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in the Los Angeles Field Office, where he oversaw 11 criminal and forensic accountant squads. In 2019, he was promoted to inspector and returned to FBI Headquarters.

Mr. Nanz earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from George Washington University in Washington and a law degree from George Mason University in Virginia. Before he joined the FBI, Mr. Nanz was a law clerk to the administrative law judges of the National Transportation Safety Board and was later an attorney with an aviation law firm in New York.