The Federal Bureau of Investigation has named Bill Lewis as the new assistant director in charge of FBI’s Los Angeles Division.
Lewis began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1988, when he reported to the Lincoln Resident Agency of the Omaha Division. Several years later, Lewis was transferred to the Atlanta Division to investigate domestic terrorism and drug matters.
In September 1997, Lewis was promoted to supervisory special agent. Around that time, Lewis was charged with management of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing investigation and supervision of the Eric Rudolph fugitive investigation.
Lewis was assigned to the Violent Crimes/Fugitive Unit in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in November 1999 as a supervisory special agent. Lewis was later designated as the unit chief of the FBI’s Transfer Unit in December 2000.
During his career at the FBI, Lewis also served as assistant special agent in charge of the Mobile Division; the Counterterrorism Division’s on-scene commander in Iraq; legal attaché for the FBI in Baghdad, Iraq; and special agent in charge of the Criminal Division in Los Angeles.
Before joining the FBI, Lewis earned a criminal justice degree from Troy State University.