FBI has appointed Amy Hess to serve as the executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber, response and services branch of the agency.
The law enforcement organization said Tuesday Hess has left her position as special agent in charge of FBI’s office in Louisville, Ky., which she held for nearly two years.
She joined FBI in 1991 as a special agent assigned in the agency’s office in Kansas City, Mo., where she conducted investigations on violent crimes, gangs and drug trafficking organizations.
Over her 27-year career in FBI, Hess contributed to counterterrorism operations and led the agency’s inspection, international operations, operational technology, and science and technology divisions.
She also previously oversaw FBI’s offices in Washington, D.C.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Memphis, Tenn.
Hess graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering.