Eric Velez-Villar, a 29-year FBI veteran who has fought organized crime, terrorism and drugs, has been promoted to executive assistant director of the bureau’s intelligence branch, the bureau announced.
Velez-Villar most recently served as assistant for the intelligence directorate.
Velez-Villar joined the FBI in 1985 and began working on organized crime and drugs. In 2000, he relocated to FBI headquarters as a supervisory special agent and worked at the DEA’s special operations unit.
In addition, Velez-Villar worked as assistant special agent for the counterterrorism program in Los Angeles.