The former head of the FBI office in San Antonio has been named special agent in charge of the Chicago office, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The FBI is expected to announce the appointment of Cory B. Nelson this week.
Nelson will replace retiring Robert Grant, who headed the Chicago office for 7 years.
A 21-year veteran of the FBI, Nelson was in charge of the San Antonio office for two years before taking a post at FBI headquarters in Washington earlier this year, the Tribune wrote.
Nelson’s career began in New York, where he investigated organized crime. He also helped probe the Oklahoma City bombing, the Tribune reported.
Nelson earned a master’s degree in business administration from Baruch College in New York; he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany.