For Immediate Release
May 10, 2005
FBI National Press Office
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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