FBI Director Christopher Wray named Kristi Koons Johnson to be the assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Field Office, the FBI announced Monday.
Johnson, who joined the FBI as a special agent in 1999, most recently worked as the special agent in charge of the Omaha Field Office, according to the FBI. She worked in the Chicago Field Office for a decade investigating organized crime and public corruption.
In 2014, Johnson was promoted from her role as the chief division counsel for the Omaha office to the unit chief of the FBI’s Internal Policy Office at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. She managed day-to-day operations for the office that “drafts, coordinates, reviews, publishes and circulated FBI policies,” the FBI reported.
Two years later, she moved back to the Omaha office to be the assistant special agent in charge of national security, cyber and intelligence matters.
Johnson then worked briefly again for at the FBI’s headquarters as chief of the Transnational Organized Crime Section of the Criminal Investigative Division, before moving back to the Omaha office as the special agent in charge in 2019. There, she led the office’s teams in Iowa and Nebraska, and “her outreach efforts focused on crisis response preparedness, creating strong partnerships with private sector and community partners and enhancing relationships with federal, state and local agencies,” according to the FBI.
Johnson’s international experience includes serving as a trainer for the International Law Enforcement Academy in El Salvador and Macedonia and in temporary positions in Russia and Greece.
She holds a law degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.
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