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February 19, 2019

Brian P. Hale Named Assistant Director of the Office of Public Affairs

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Brian P. Hale as assistant director of the Office of Public Affairs at FBI Headquarters. Mr. Hale most recently served as deputy assistant director in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), where he worked with the national security partnership team to lead the U.S. Intelligence Community’s outreach efforts, information sharing, and partnerships with the private sector.

Mr. Hale has broad experience in communications, having served in numerous roles in both the public and private sectors over the course of his career. From 2014 to 2018, Mr. Hale was the ODNI director of public affairs, responsible for managing all communication efforts and ensuring coordinated outreach on behalf of the 17 agencies and components that comprise the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Before working at the ODNI, Mr. Hale served as the assistant director of the Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security, where he directed ICE’s internal and external communications.

Prior to his time at ICE, Mr. Hale worked in the FBI’s National Press Office on matters related to counterterrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and operational technology.

Before entering a career in public service, Mr. Hale was the press relations manager for Squire Patton Boggs, LLP, an international law firm based in Washington, D.C. He also worked as a field producer for ABC News’ 20/20, where he covered several high-profile national and international stories, including the Iraq War, the D.C. sniper investigation, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Mr. Hale is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he earned a master’s degree in international relations and a bachelor’s degree in political science.