Stephanie Douglas Named Executive Assistant Director of National Security Branch
|Washington, D.C. October 03, 2012|
Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Stephanie Douglas executive assistant director of the FBI’s National Security Branch. Ms. Douglas most recently served as special agent in charge of the San Francisco Division. She will succeed Mark Giuliano, who has been named special agent in charge of the Atlanta Division.
“I am confident that under Stephanie’s leadership, the National Security Branch will continue to protect national security and make further strides in its goal of fully integrating intelligence into operations,” said Director Mueller.
Ms. Douglas entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in November 1989. She first reported to the Washington Field Office, where she worked violent crime, public corruption, and national security matters. While there, she played a significant role in the espionage investigations and successful prosecutions of FBI Supervisory Special Agent Earl Pitts and CIA Officer Harold James Nicholson.
Between 2000 and 2007, Ms. Douglas served in several positions: FBI detailee to the CIA’s Counterintelligence Center; assistant inspector with the Inspection Division; supervisory special agent for a counterintelligence squad at the Washington Field Office, directing sensitive national security investigations; and assistant special agent in charge in the San Francisco Division, overseeing the counterintelligence and security programs.
Ms. Douglas returned to FBI Headquarters in 2007 as an inspector, handling national security matters and conducting field office and headquarters inspections. A year later, she was promoted to deputy assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division, with responsibility for strategy, budget, and personnel resources. She was then appointed special agent in charge of the San Francisco Division.