March 20, 2007
Speaker: John S. Pistole, '81; Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wynne Courtroom
Contact: Contact Shaun Ingram for more information
Lecture: 5:00 pm, Wynne Courtroom
Reception: 6:00 pm, Conour Atrium
John S. Pistole began his career as a Special Agent with the FBI in 1983. He first served in the Minneapolis Division where he investigated Organized Crime (OC) and Violent Crimes. In 1985, he was transferred to New York where he investigated OC matters focusing on two La Cosa Nostra (LCN) families. In 1990, he was promoted to a Supervisor in the OC Section at FBI headquarters, handling LCN and Italian OC matters.
In 1994, Mr. Pistole was promoted to field supervisor of a White-Collar Crime (WCC) and Civil Rights Squad in Indianapolis, Indiana. During this time, he developed curricula and provided instruction at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Mr. Pistole next served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Boston, Massachusetts, where his duties included oversight for WCC, Civil Rights and Computer Intrusion Programs. In July of 2001, he was named an Inspector in the Inspection Division in Washington, D.C.
Following the events of 9/11, he was appointed to the Counterterrorism Division, first as Deputy Assistant Director for Operations, then as Assistant Director. In December, 2003, Mr. Pistole was appointed to serve as the Executive Assistant Director for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence. In October, 2004, Mr. Pistole was promoted to Deputy Director, the number two position in the FBI. He is a recipient of the 2005 Presidential Rank Distinguished Executive Award.