Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller has announced the appointment of Kevin Perkins as FBI's associate deputy director.
"In his new role, Kevin will be responsible for the key areas of personnel, budget, administration, and infrastructure," FBI Director Robert Mueller said. "He brings more than 26 years of Bureau experience to the position, as well as a track record as an effective leader. I have every expectation that he will continue to build upon our core business functions, with a keen focus on critical administrative matters and strategic reform."
Perkins began his career as a special agent in January 1986. He has served in the Kansas city and Baltimore Divisions, where he was charged with investigating and supervising white-collar crime and public corruption.
Perkins also worked at FBI Headquarters in the Criminal Investigative Division, where he managed insurance fraud and money laundering investigations. He has also served as chief and assistant director of the Inspection Division's Audit, Evaluation, and Analysis Section.
During his career, Perkins also served as assistant special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Division, where he was responsible for white collar crime and computer intrusion programs. In 2004, he was appointed special agent in charge of the Baltimore Division, before returning to FBI Headquarters in 2006 as assistant director of the Finance Division. At the Finance Division, Perkins served as FBI's chief financial officer and helped manage FBI's budget and appropriations process, as well as procurement and financial audits.
Perkins is also a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Perkins will replace Thomas Harrington, who is reting from the FBI after a 27-year-long career as a special agent, manager and executive.