For Immediate Release
June 3, 2005
FBI National Press Office
MUELLER APPOINTS DREW S. PARENTI TO HEAD THE FBI'S SACRAMENTO DIVISION
Washington, D.C.-- FBI
Director Robert S. Mueller III today announced that Drew S. Parenti, a 21-year
veteran FBI agent, has been appointed Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the
FBI's Sacramento Field Office. Mr. Parenti will replace Keith Slotter who
has been promoted to the position of Deputy Assistant Director of the Training
and Development Division.
Since February, 2004,
Mr. Parenti has served as a Special Assistant to Director Mueller, where
he has provided daily counsel to the Director on a variety of policy and
administrative matters. He has also assisted in the preparation for the Director's
events and meetings and ensures the resolution of day-to-day issues.
As SAC of Sacramento,
he will head an office of nearly 250 employees covering a wide ranging territory
from Redding to Bakersfield.
Director Mueller said, "For
the past 15 months, I have benefited greatly from Drew's advice and insight
on a range of policy and administrative matters. His experience and leadership
will serve the Sacramento Division well."
Prior to serving as Special
Assistant to the Director, Mr. Parenti was the Assistant Special Agent in
Charge (ASAC) of the Houston Division beginning in July, 2002. In his career,
Mr. Parenti has been assigned to offices in Phoenix, Miami, and San Diego
where he worked a broad range of FBI cases involving Organized Crime/Drug
matters and Criminal Intelligence. In between, he was assigned to FBI Headquarters
as a Supervisory Special Agent in what was then the Administrative Summary
Unit where he had responsibilities for adjudication of employee misconduct,
performance related issues, and inspection matters. He also served for two
years in Mexico City as the head of the FBI's drug program in Mexico.
Mr. Parenti, who calls
California his home, said he is excited to be returning to the Golden State. "I
look forward to working with the dedicated men and women of the Sacramento
Division and to building on the already excellent working relationships with
the FBI's federal, state, and local partners throughout the region," Mr.
Parenti said. Mr. Parenti is expected to report to Sacramento on June 20,
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