Michael Anderson will now head the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) New Orleans Division as the new special agent in charge, FBI announced in a release.
Anderson began his special agent career with FBI in 1995 when he investigated public corruption in the Miami Division. He was later promoted to a supervisory special agent position in 2001, when he accepted a position in the Public Corruption Unit of the Criminal Investigation Division. While there, he served as the FBI Headquarters liaison to investigations.
In 2003, Anderson re-wrote the FBI’s Public Corruption Field Guide and later transferred to the Washington Field Office to supervise public corruption, government fraud and civil rights investigations. Several years later, Anderson returned to the Public Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters where he oversaw a Hurricane Katrina-related initiative to fight public corruption and government fraud. He also launched an initiative to target Iraq reconstruction-related fraud and corruption.
During his career with FBI, Anderson also served as assistant special agent in charge at the Dallas Division and chief of the Employee Services Section in the Human Resources Division.
Anderson has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Iowa and a juris doctor from Southwestern University in Los Angeles.