Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Stephen L. Morris special agent in charge of the FBI’s Houston Division. Mr. Morris most recently served as deputy assistant director in the Criminal Justice Information Services Division since March 2008.
Mr. Morris joined the FBI in 1988 as an administrative file clerk in the Honolulu Division. He completed new agents training in Quantico, Va. in 1991, and was assigned to the El Paso Division where he investigated white collar crimes, violent crimes and drug cases.
In 1996, he supervised the initiation and implementation of the El Paso criminal intelligence squad. Shortly after, he was promoted as supervisory special agent in 1997 in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters.
While at FBI Headquarters, he supervised the FBI’s domestic and international criminal informant programs, in support of violent crimes, drug trafficking, white collar crime and terrorism. In 1999, he was promoted to the Cincinnati Division as supervisory senior resident agent for the Dayton Resident Agency.
In 2003, he was promoted as assistant special agent in charge at the Houston Division. In this position, he managed the division’s white collar crime and civil rights programs, and directed the administrative and investigative operations conducted by Houston’s six resident agencies.
Mr. Morris was promoted into the senior executive service in 2005 and was designated chief of the programs support section at the Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Additionally, he served as program manager for the FBI’s development of the Law Enforcement National Data Exchange program.
In 2006, he returned to FBI Headquarters and was appointed as chief of the Strategic Information and Operations Center. In this position, he managed the FBI’s 24-hour global command center for strategic information and crisis management.
Mr. Morris is a South Carolina native and graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in 1990.