Press Release

For Immediate Release
May 10, 2005

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

MARK J. MERSHON NAMED ASSISTANT DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF THE NEW YORK FIELD OFFICE

Washington D.C. - Director Robert S. Mueller, III, today announced the appointment of Mark J. Mershon to the position of Assistant Director in Charge (ADIC) of the New York Office. As ADIC, Mr. Mershon will head the FBI's largest field office, overseeing more than 2,000 FBI employees and a region composed of the five boroughs of New York City, and the counties of Dutchess, Naussau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, and Westchester.

Director Muller said, "Mr. Mershon is no stranger to the New York area, and brings a wide range of investigative and management experience to the position."

After joining the FBI as a Special Agent in 1975, Mershon was assigned to the New York Office. From 1980 to 1991 he worked on White Collar Crime in the Criminal Investigative Division (CID), Drugs and Organized Crime in Miami, and then served as Unit Chief of the Fugitive/Government Reservation Crimes Unit, CID. He served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the San Francisco Division from 1992 to 1997, and as Chief Inspector in the Inspection Division from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, he was designated Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Denver Field Office, responsible for Colorado and Wyoming. He has served as SAC of the San Francisco Office since 2002.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Mershon worked for Touche Ross and Company, where he served as a Senior Accountant. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, in 1973.

Director Mueller said, "Mark Mershon has the commitment, innovation, and leadership that the New York Office needs to navigate changing threats and successfully evolve the challenging mission of the FBI. I look forward to working with him in his new position."

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