By Allan Lengel
FBI Director James B. Comey on Thursday announced several changes at the top of the food chain at the FBI.
David Bowdich, who has served as the head of the Los Angeles FBI, has been named associate deputy director of the FBI at headquarters. He will oversee the FBI’s non-operational branches and divisions.
Michael Steinbach, the assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, will assume the position of executive assistant director for the National Security Branch at headquarters. He is replacing John Giacalone, who is retiring at the end of February.
James Turgal, the assistant director of the Human Resources Division, has been named executive assistant director for the Information and Technology Branch at headquarters.
Deirdre Fike, who served as the head of the FBI’s Anchorage Division, has been named assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Field Office, replacing David Bowdich.
David Schlendorf, assistant director of the Resource Planning Office, has been named assistant director for the Human Resources Division.