September 4, 2019

Kristi Koons Johnson Named Special Agent in Charge of the Omaha Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Kristi Koons Johnson as the special agent in charge of the Omaha Field Office in Nebraska, with responsibility for the entire state and Iowa. Most recently, she served as a section chief in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

Ms. Johnson joined the FBI as a special agent in 1999 and was assigned to the Chicago Field Office, where she spent a decade investigating organized crime and public corruption. She was promoted to supervisory special agent and led a public corruption squad in 2007. In 2010, Ms. Johnson was named the chief division counsel for the Omaha Field Office. In that position, she provided legal advice about investigations and FBI policy.

In 2014, Ms. Johnson was promoted to unit chief in the FBI’s Internal Policy Office at Headquarters, managing the day-to-day operations of the office that drafts, coordinates, reviews, publishes, and circulates FBI policies. In 2016, Johnson was named the assistant special agent in charge of national security, cyber, and intelligence matters for the Omaha Field Office.

In 2018, Ms. Johnson was promoted to chief of the Transnational Organized Crime Section of the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. The section manages investigations into—and collects intelligence about—transnational criminal organizations. These criminal organizations are engaged in a variety of criminal activities, including human, weapons, and drug trafficking; money laundering; cultural theft; and different types of fraud.

In addition, Ms. Johnson has served as a trainer at the International Law Enforcement Academy in San Salvador, El Salvador, and in Skopje, Macedonia. She also served in temporary duty positions in Moscow and Athens, Greece, as the assistant legal attaché.

Ms. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy.