David Bowdich, formerly associate deputy director of the FBI, has succeeded Andrew McCabe as the bureau’s no. 2 official.
FBI said Friday Bowdich has managed its personnel, budget, infrastructure and inspection and insider threat programs over the past two years.
He previously served as assistant director for the Los Angeles Field Office and before that worked as special agent in charge of that office’s counterterrorism division, where he led a joint terrorism task force as well as crisis management and response assets.
His FBI career started at the San Diego Field Office in 1995. He received a promotion to work at the bureau’s Washington, D.C. headquarters eight years later, then returned to the San Diego branch and supervised a multiagency gang task force.
The bureau appointed Paul Abbate, executive assistant director for the criminal, cyber, response and services branch, to succeed Bowdich as associate deputy director.
Abbate has been with the FBI since March 1996 and previously worked at its New York, Los Angeles and Washington field offices.