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March 21, 2017

FBI Announces Executive Appointments

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

Arlene Gaylord Named Assistant Director for the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs

Ms. Gaylord most recently served as the section chief of the Global Intelligence Section within the Directorate of Intelligence at FBI Headquarters (FBI HQ) in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Gaylord entered on duty with the FBI in 1991 as an honors intern within the Visual Investigative Analysis Unit at FBI HQ. In 1992, Ms. Gaylord was promoted to the position of Spanish Language Specialist at FBI HQ, and served in several field divisions across the country.

In 2004, Ms. Gaylord transitioned to the intelligence analyst position and served in the San Diego and Sacramento Divisions.

Throughout her career, Ms. Gaylord has held leadership positions in the San Diego Division, Sacramento Division, and the Directorate of Intelligence.

Ms. Gaylord assumed this position in December 2016.

Bradley “Grant” Mendenhall Named Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division

Mr. Mendenhall most recently served as a deputy assistant director in the Counterterrorism Division.

Mr. Mendenhall entered on duty with the FBI as a special agent in 1990, and was first assigned to the Milwaukee Division, Kenosha Resident Agency, where he worked violent crime and gang investigations.

Throughout his career, Mr. Mendenhall has held leadership positions in the Salt Lake City Division, as the FBI on-scene commander in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the Counterterrorism Division, as the deputy legal attaché in Baghdad, Iraq, and as deputy director for law enforcement as the Joint Interagency Task Force-National Capital Region.

Mr. Mendenhall will assume this position effective immediately.

Douglas Lindquist Named Assistant Director for the Criminal Justice Information Services Division

Mr. Lindquist most recently served as the special agent in charge of the El Paso Division.

Mr. Lindquist entered on duty with the FBI as a special agent in 1997, and was first assigned to the Washington Field Office, where he investigated international terrorism and counterintelligence matters. In 1998, Mr. Lindquist deployed to Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya as part of the KENBOM investigation, which followed the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa.

Throughout his career, Mr. Lindquist has held leadership positions in the Counterterrorism Division, the Springfield Division, the Philadelphia Division, and the Counterintelligence Division.

Mr. Lindquist will assume this position in mid April.

Charles Kable, IV Named Director for the Terrorist Screening Center

Mr. Kable most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division of the Washington Field Office.

Mr. Kable entered on duty with the FBI as a special agent in 2000, and was first assigned to the San Francisco Division, Oakland Resident Agency, where he investigated counterespionage and counterintelligence matters.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kable has held leadership positions in the Counterintelligence Division, the San Antonio Division, Austin Resident Agency, the Los Angeles Field Office, and the Washington Field Office.

Mr. Kable assumed this position in March.