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April 7, 2016

FBI Announces Executive Appointments

FBI Director James B. Comey announced today the following leadership appointments:

Carl Ghattas, Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division

Carl Ghattas has been named the assistant director for the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). Most recently, Mr. Ghattas served as the special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division at the Washington Field Office. In his new role, Mr. Ghattas will oversee all the FBI’s counterterrorism investigations.

Mr. Ghattas entered on duty with the FBI in 1997 and was first assigned to the extraterritorial investigations squad at the Washington Field Office, where he investigated acts of terrorism committed against Americans abroad. Throughout his career, Mr. Ghattas has served in leadership positions in the Counterterrorism Division, the Directorate of Intelligence, and the Washington Field Office.

Hayden Temin, Assistant Director for the Resource Planning Office

Hayden Temin has been named assistant director for the Resource Planning Office. Ms. Temin most recently served as the section chief of the Performance and Strategy Section in the Resources Planning Office.

Ms. Temin joined the FBI in 2006 as a special adviser to the Finance Division and the Human Resources Branch. She has held leadership positions throughout the Resource Planning Office.

Stephen Richardson, Assistant Director for the Criminal Investigative Division

Stephen Richardson has been named assistant director for the Criminal Investigative Division, where he will replace Joseph Campbell, who is retiring in April after 25 years of service to the FBI. Most recently, Mr. Richardson served as the assistant director for the Operational Technology Division at FBIHQ.

Mr. Richardson entered on duty with the FBI in 1996 and was first assigned to the New Orleans Division, where he investigated criminal matters and formed the first organized task force in the Western District of Louisiana to combat violent criminal offenders. Throughout his career, Mr. Richardson has held leadership positions in the Criminal Investigative Division, the Counterterrorism Division, the Richmond Division, the Inspection Division, and the Mobile Division where he was the special agent in charge.

John Bennett, Special Agent in Charge, San Francisco Division

Mr. Bennett has been named special agent in charge of the San Francisco Division. Most recently, Mr. Bennett served as the section chief of the Digital Forensics and Analysis Section in the Operational Technology Division, where he led the establishment of scientific standards for digital media exploitation.

Mr. Bennett entered on duty with the FBI in 1998 and was assigned to the Newark Division. Mr. Bennett has held leadership positions in the San Francisco Division, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Washington, D.C., and the Operational Technology Division.

Marlin Ritzman, Special Agent in Charge, Anchorage Division

Marlin Ritzman has been named as the special agent in charge of the Anchorage Division. Most recently, Mr. Ritzman was the section chief of the Transnational Organized Crime–Western Hemisphere Section in the Criminal Investigative Division.

Mr. Ritzman entered on duty with the FBI in 1990. He has served on the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team and has held various leadership positions in the Kansas City Division and as an assistant legal attaché in Islamabad, Pakistan. Mr. Ritzman is a certified SWAT agent and is a recipient of the FBI’s Shield of Bravery.