Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 10, 2002

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

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, today announced the appointment of the following individuals to key posts:

Tod Alan Hildebrand, Deputy Assistant Director, Operational Support Branch, Laboratory Division: Mr. Hildebrand entered on duty with the FBI in 1979 and has served in the Washington, DC, New Haven, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and Sacramento field offices. Most recently, Mr. Hildebrand has served at FBI Headquarters as a Section Chief in the Laboratory Division where he oversees the Laboratory Division's fiscal, personnel, quality assurance, project management, training, physical assets, and security matters.

James E. Farnan, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division: Mr. Farnan began his career with the FBI in September 1984 and has served in the Houston, New Orleans, and Las Vegas field offices. While at FBI Headquarters, Mr. Farnan served as a supervisor in the Office of General Counsel and in the Drug Section of the Criminal Investigative Division. Most recently, Mr. Farnan has served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Las Vegas field office where he is responsible for the day-to-day management of all investigative programs.

Keith A, DeVincentis, Special Agent in Charge, Albany, New York Field Office: Mr. DeVincentis entered on duty with the Bureau in 1974 and has served in the Washington, DC, San Diego, and Denver field offices. While at FBI Headquarters, Mr. DeVincentis served as a supervisor in the White Collar Crime section. Then, in March 1999, Mr. DeVincentis was promoted to the position of Section Chief in the Laboratory division where he most recently has served as Chief of the investigative Support Section.

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