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Shawn Henry-Executive Assistant Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch

On 9/15/10, the Director appointed Mr. Henry the Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch.

Mr. Henry began his career as a Special Agent with the FBI in 1989. His first office of assignment was the Washington Metropolitan Field Office, where he investigated a variety of matters, focusing primarily on public corruption, and was a member of the FBI SWAT team. In 1996, Mr. Henry was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent at FBIHQ.

In 1999, Mr. Henry was designated Chief of the Computer Investigations Unit within the National Infrastructure Protection Center at FBIHQ, with management responsibility for all FBI criminal computer intrusion matters. During this tenure, he was appointed as a representative for the United States’ delegation to the G8 as a member of the High-Tech Crimes Subgroup.

In 2001, Mr. Henry was promoted to field supervisor of the Computer Crimes Squad for the FBI's Baltimore Field Office. In 2003, he was named Assistant Inspector and Team Leader in the Inspection Division at FBIHQ where he led teams conducting evaluations and audits of FBI operations nationwide.

In 2004 Mr. Henry was selected as Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Office, with oversight for Special Operations, Technical Services, and the Field Intelligence Group. Mr. Henry was subsequently detailed to FBIHQ to assist in the implementation of the National Security Branch (NSB). In 2006 he was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service to serve as Chief of the Executive Staff for the Executive Assistant Director of the NSB.

In 2007, Mr. Henry was named Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division, with program management responsibility for all FBI computer investigations worldwide. In September 2008, he was selected to his current position as FBI Assistant Director of the Cyber Division.

Mr. Henry has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in New York, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program.