For Immediate Release
FBI National Press Office
Steven E. Ibison Named SAC in Tampa
Steven E. Ibison has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s
Tampa Division. Director Robert S. Mueller III appointed him to this position
to replace retiring SAC Carl Whitehead Jr. Most recently, Ibison served as
an inspector in the Inspection Division.
Ibison entered on duty as a special agent of the FBI in July 1988. Upon completion
of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the
Albuquerque Division, Gallup Resident Agency, were he investigated Indian Country
and violent crime matters. In 1991, Ibison was transferred to the Houston Division,
Bryan-College Station Resident Agency, were he was assigned to white collar,
violent crime, and drug investigations. In June 1997, he was promoted to supervisory
special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in
Washington, D.C., were he had program management responsibilities for significant
drug investigations occurring along the Southwest border.
In June 1999, Ibison was designated a field supervisor in the Indianapolis
Division, Merrillville Resident Agency, where he supervised white collar, violent
crime, and drug investigations occurring in northern Indiana. In January 2003,
he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division,
McAllen Resident Agency, where he provided oversight for all the FBI's investigative
programs along the U.S. border with Mexico from Brownsville, Texas, to Del
Rio, Texas. In June 2005, Ibison was promoted to the ranks of the Senior Executive
Service by Director Mueller and assigned as an inspector in the Inspection
Division. As an inspector, Ibison led inspection teams in the review of FBI
field divisions, FBI Headquarters divisions, legal attache offices, and critical
Born and raised in Santa Paula, California, Ibison earned a Bachelor of Science
degree from Fresno State University in 1983. He began his career as a police
officer in Weatherford, Texas in 1983, and in 1987 earned a Masters degree
in public administration from Tarleton State University in Stephensville, Texas.
Ibison and his wife, Beverly, are the parents of four children.
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