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August 2, 2019

Timothy M. Dunham Named Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Division at the Washington Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Timothy M. Dunham as the special agent in charge of the Criminal Division at the Washington Field Office. Mr. Dunham most recently served as the special agent in charge of the office’s Counterintelligence Division.

Mr. Dunham joined the FBI as a special agent in 2002. He was first assigned to the Chicago Field Office, where he worked counterintelligence cases. In 2007, he was promoted to a supervisory special agent in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters. In 2009, he transferred to the Counterterrorism Division as the program manager for the FBI’s extraterritorial counterterrorism investigations that originated in Western Europe.

In 2011, Mr. Dunham was named an FBI detailee to the Central Intelligence Agency, where he coordinated FBI human intelligence operations overseas with U.S. Intelligence Community partners.

Mr. Dunham transferred to the FBI’s Albany Field Office in New York in 2012 as the supervisor of a Joint Terrorism Task Force squad, overseeing international and domestic terrorism investigations. Later that year, he was named as the acting assistant legal attaché in the FBI’s newly established office in Stockholm, Sweden.

In 2015, Mr. Dunham was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Albany Field Office’s Criminal and Administrative branches. He returned to FBI Headquarters in 2017 to serve as the section chief of the Leadership Development Program, and in 2018 was selected to lead the Counterintelligence Division of the Washington Field Office.

Prior to his appointment with the FBI, Mr. Dunham practiced law in Richmond, Virginia. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Richmond, Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the College of William and Mary, and a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University.