By Steve Neavling
Timothy M. Dunham, a 17-year veteran of the FBI, has been named special agent in charge of the Criminal Division at the Washington Field Office.
Dunham most recently served as special agent in charge of the office’s Counterintelligence Division.
In 2002, Dunham became a special agent and was first assigned to the Chicago Field Office, working counterintelligence cases. He was promoted in 2007 to supervisory special agent in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters.
In 2009, Dunham became program manager in the Counterterrorism Division for the FBI’s extraterritorial counterterrorism investigations.
In 2011, he became an FBI detailee to the CIA, coordinating FBI human intelligence operations overseas with U.S. Intelligence Community partners.
In 2012, Dunham joined the FBI’s Albany Field Office in New York as the supervisor of a Joint Terrorism Task Force squad, overseeing international and domestic terrorism investigations. Later that year, he became the acting assistant legal attaché in the FBI’s newly established office in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2015, Dunham became assistant special agent in charge of the Albany Field Office’s Criminal and Administrative branches before returning to FBI headquarters in 2017 to serve as the section chief of the Leadership Development Program. In 2018, he began leading the Counterintelligence Division of the Washington Field Office.
Before joining the FBI, Dunham practiced law in Richmond, Va. He received a degree in accounting from the University of Richmond before earning Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the College of William and Mary. He also has a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University.