March 29, 2021

Stanley M. Meador Named Special Agent in Charge of the Richmond Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Stanley M. Meador as the special agent in charge of the Richmond Field Office in Virginia. Mr. Meador, a native of Galax, Virginia, most recently served as the chief of staff to the deputy director at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

Mr. Meador began his career as a special agent in 2002 and was first assigned to the Spokane Resident Agency in Washington, a satellite of the Seattle Field Office. He worked violent crime, gangs, Indian Country crimes, intelligence matters, and spearheaded the creation of the Safe Streets and Safe Trails task forces. He also served as a firearms instructor and crisis negotiator.

In 2009, Mr. Meador transferred to the Las Vegas Field Office, where he worked public corruption, violent gangs, and criminal enterprises.

He was promoted in 2013 to supervisory special agent and transferred to the International Operations Division (IOD) at Headquarters, where he served as program manager of Legat offices in the Middle East. Mr. Meador was later promoted to chief of the Asia Unit in IOD, overseeing 11 Legat offices.

In 2015, Mr. Meador was promoted to supervisory senior resident agent of the Wilmington Resident Agency of the Charlotte Field Office, where he oversaw criminal and national security programs.

Mr. Meador was named an assistant special agent in charge in the Philadelphia Field Office in 2019. He led the office’s largest branch—administrative and special operations­—overseeing 12 programs and all crisis management matters.

In 2020, he became chief of staff to the deputy director.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Meador served as a special agent with the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Mr. Meador earned a bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, and a master’s degree from The American University in Washington. He received a Declaration of Valor for his response to the Pentagon during 9/11.