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Amy Hess, Special Agent in Charge of FBI’s Louisville Division, Gets Promoted to Headquarters

FBI Special Agent Amy Hess has been promoted to executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch at the bureau’s headquarters.

By Steve Neavling
Ticklethewire.com

Amy Hess, who served as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Louisville Division for the past two years, is taking a job at FBI headquarters in Washington D.C., making her one of the highest-ranking women in the bureau.

Hess will serve as executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch, overseeing the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, Critical Incident Response Group, Cyber Division, International Operations Division and Victim Services Division, the bureau wrote in a news release.

Hess joined the bureau in 1991, joining the Kansas City field office. From there, she served a variety of important roles, from assistant special agent in charge of the Phoenix Field Office and on-scene commander of the FBI’s counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan to chief of staff in the National Security Branch to special agent charge of the Memphis Field office.

The FBI has yet to name Hess’ replacement.

FBI Veteran Amy Hess to Take Helm at Bureau’s Louisville Office

Amy Hess/fbi photo

Amy Hess/fbi photo

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Amy Hess, a 26-year veteran of the FBI, will be the new special agent in charge of the Louisville office beginning in October.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports she will be replacing the current head of the office, Howard S. Marshall, who is headed to FBI headquarters to become deputy assistant director of the Cyber Division.

Hess’ most recent assignment was executive assistant director of the Science and Technology Branch of the FBI. She has worked with the bureau since 1991.

Hess is originally from Jeffersonville, Indiana.

FBI Director James B. Comey Has Appointed Agents to New Posts in Recent Weeks

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
FBI Director James B. Comey recently made some new appointments.

John Giacalone/fbi photo

  • Carl Ghattas was named special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division at the Washington Field Office. He most recently served as deputy assistant director in the Directorate of Intelligence at FBI Headquarters.
  • Gregory D. Cox was named special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division at the Washington Field Office. He most recently served as chief of the Global Operations Section in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI headquarters.
  • Amy S. Hess was named executive assistant director of the FBI’s Science and Technology Branch, which entails being responsible for the executive oversight of the Criminal Justice Information Services, Laboratory and Operational Technology Divisions. She most recently served as assistant director of the Operational Technology Division.
  • John Giacalone was named assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division.  He most recently served as the division’s deputy assistant director.