Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 30, 2001

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

FBI Appoints Sheri A. Farrar as Assistant Director of the FBI's
Administration Services Division at FBI Headquarters

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, today announced the appointment of Sheri A. Farrar, as Assistant Director of the FBI's Administration Services Division at FBI Headquarters. This division is responsible for the development and implementation of personnel programs and services necessary to support the mission of the FBI.

"Sheri Farrar brings to this critical assignment a wealth of experience and successes. She has distinguished herself in a number of investigative, supervisory, and leadership positions, and is uniquely qualified to fill this pivotal role in the FBI," Mueller said. "Her wide experience and demonstrated success at every level has certainly earned her this promotion as Assistant Director."

Ms. Farrar, 51, currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Director, of the Administrative Services Division, and has been temporarily assigned as Special Assistant in the Director's Office.

Ms. Farrar was designated a Special Agent on February 21, 1982, and was first assigned to the Minneapolis, Minnesota, FBI Office. In January 1983, Ms. Farrar was transferred to the Honolulu Field Office, where she was the first woman Special Agent permanently assigned to that division. In April 1985, she was transferred to the Los Angeles Division. In June 1988, Ms. Farrar came to FBI Headquarters assigned to the Inspection Division. In April 1994, Ms. Farrar was then promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan, FBI Office.

In March 1998, Ms. Farrar was selected to serve as Special Agent in Charge of the Cincinnati, Ohio, Field Division. Ms. Farrar was a 2001 recipient of a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service.

A native of Nebraska, Ms. Farrar earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from the University of Nebraska, in 1972.

 

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