Saturday, August 6, 2011

Johnson and Fowler Named SACs of FBI's Salt Lake City and Portland Divisions

On Aug. 1, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller appointed two new special agents in charge (SAC). Gregory Fowler was named SAC for FBI's Portland Division and David Johnson was named SAC for FBI's Salt Lake City Division.

In April 1988, Fowler entered the FBI as a special agent, where he was assigned to the New York Division. While in New York, he specialized in organized crime and drug investigations. Fowler served as a supervisory special agent at FBI Headquarters from 1998 to 2000, where he managed the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area programs.

Fowler was then transferred to the Seattle Division in 2000 where he supervised the crime drug squad, the Special Operations Group, the cyber squad and two resident agencies. Additionally, he oversaw the division's Evidence Response and Hazardous Material Response Teams. In 2004, he served in Iraq as the Deputy On-Scene Commander supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2005, Fowler was promoted to assistant SAC for the Chicago Division where he lead the counterterrorism program and oversaw the programs for intelligence, cyber, bomb technician, hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, crisis management and special events. Most recently, Fowler served as SAC for counterterrorism in FBI's New York Division.

In 1991, David Johnson joined the FBI and was assigned to the San Jose Resident Agency. Later, he served on the high-technology squad where he was a case agent for the first case to be prosecuted under the economic espionage classification. He also successfully led two multi-agency task forces that targeted human trafficking, police corruption and racketeering cases. Johnson developed the Innocence Lost National Initiative, which identifies and rescues minors involved in prostitution and investigates the pimps who profit from their exploitation.

Johnson was later promoted to SAC of the San Francisco Division. In 2008, he was named Inspector in Charge, where he led a task force to conduct a criminal investigation into the destruction of interrogation videotapes by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Johnson earned his BA in Political Science and J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.