FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Timothy P. Murphy the new deputy director, a role in which he will be succeeding John S. Pistole who left the agency to service as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
Murphy has served as associate deputy director since January 2008, overseeing the FBI’s personnel, budget, administration, and infrastructure.
“Tim has consistently shown exceptional leadership and met tough challenges head-on,” Mueller said. “I have every expectation that he will do the same as deputy director, and I look forward to working closely with him in his new position.”
Murphy became a special agent in September 1988. Since joining the FBI, he has been assigned to the Newark, Tampa, Washington, and Cincinnati Field Offices, in addition to four different positions at FBI Headquarters. He managed various investigative matters, including counterterrorism and organized crime/drugs, and he served as a pilot in the aviation program and within the special operations, technical operations, undercover operations, and surveillance programs. He also served as assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, special agent in charge of the Cincinnati Division, and a member of the Director’s Special Agent in Charge Advisory Committee.
At FBI Headquarters, Murphy served in several positions such as supervisory special agent in the Executive Development and Selection Program, unit chief of the Senior Executive Service Unit and Director’s Research Group, and special assistant to Mueller. He then became the assistant director of the finance division at FBI Headquarters, where he formulated and executed the agency’s then $6.2 billion budget.
Before joining the FBI, Murphy was a police officer in Michigan. He graduated from Ferris State University in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.