For Immediate Release
June 16, 2009
FBI National Press Office
Kevin Perkins Named Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division
Kevin L. Perkins has been named assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed him to this position to replace Kenneth W. Kaiser, who recently retired. Mr. Perkins was most recently assistant director of the Inspection Division.
Director Mueller said, “Kevin has proven to be an effective investigator and manager during his time with the Bureau. As assistant director for the Criminal Investigative Division, Kevin will be responsible for coordinating, managing, and directing all criminal investigative programs nationwide.”
Mr. Perkins began his FBI career as a special agent in January 1986. He has served in the Kansas City and Baltimore Field Offices, focusing extensively on white collar crime and public corruption. At Headquarters, he managed insurance fraud and money laundering matters, and served as chief of the Audit, Evaluation, and Analysis Section, and later as deputy assistant director of the Inspection Division. In the field, he later served as assistant special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Division, in charge of the White Collar Crime and National Infrastructure Protection and Computer Intrusion Programs. He was appointed special agent in charge of the Baltimore Division in January 2004.
In February 2006, Mr. Perkins returned to FBI Headquarters and was appointed assistant director of the Finance Division. As assistant director of Finance, Mr. Perkins served as the Bureau’s chief financial officer and managed budget formulation and execution, the appropriations process, procurement, financial audits, and other money matters.
Mr. Perkins spent much of his youth in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before attending high school in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1982 from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Following graduation, he pursued a career in public accounting with an international accounting firm. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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