Director Christopher Wray has named Jill C. Tyson as the assistant director of the Office of Congressional Affairs at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ms. Tyson had been serving as the acting assistant director since May 2018.
Prior to joining the FBI in 2018, Ms. Tyson held a number of positions in the Department of Justice. She served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legislative Affairs, as the chief public information officer at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and as a special assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting criminal matters in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Tyson previously worked on Capitol Hill for a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
As the assistant director of the Office of Congressional Affairs, Ms. Tyson leads a team of special agents, attorneys, and professional staff, and manages all FBI interactions with Congress. She advises FBI executive leadership on congressional matters and oversees responses to congressional oversight and investigations. She was officially appointed assistant director in February 2019.
Ms. Tyson is also an at-large member of the FBI’s Diversity Executive Council.
Ms. Tyson graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received her Juris Doctor from the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.