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Eric B. Smith Retires As Special Agent in Charge of FBI’s Cleveland Field Office

Former Special Agnet in Charge Eric B. Smith

By Steve Neavling

Eric B. Smith, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Field Office, has retired. 

Smith, a native of Ohio, held the position since February 2019. 

He is a 23-year veteran of the bureau. 

“I think we have the best leadership and field office in the country,” Smith told 5 ABC in Cleveland.

“One of the things I’m very proud of is the partnership we made with the private sector,” Smith said. “Seventy percent of critical infrastructure in this country sits in the private sector.”

Smith has joined the private sector. 

An interim special agent in charge will hold the position until a permanent replacement is appointed. 

Smith joined the FBI in 1999 and was first assigned to the Wichita Resident Agency, Kansas City Field Office, where he worked violent crime, counterterrorism and counterintelligence.

In 2005, he transferred to the Counterterrorism Division at FBI headquarters. Three years later, he became a supervisor for the Cleveland Field Office’s counterterrorism squad and Joint Terrorism Task Force, according to an FBI press release. Two years later, he became the FBI’s senior representative to a counterterrorism task force headquartered in Fort Bragg, N.C.

Smith returned to the Cleveland Field Office in 2013, where he was named assistant special agent in charge over counterterrorism and cyber matters and the resident agencies.

In 2015, he took on the role of chief of staff to the FBI deputy director. He later became special assistant to the Director in 2016.

Veteran Spokeswoman for FBI’s Cleveland Field Office to Retire

Vicki Anderson-Gregg, via YouTube

By Steve Neavling

For nearly a decade, FBI Agent Vicki Anderson-Gregg has served as the spokeswoman for the bureau’s Cleveland Field Office. 

Now Anderson-Gregg is planning to retire, WKYC reports.

Anderson-Gregg began her career with the FBI working in the Cleveland Field Office 20 years ago.  

She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology at West Virginia State College and a master’s degree in diagnostic intervention psychology at Marshall University. 

In an interview in May 2020, Anderson-Gregg said she decided to apply for the FBI after working in a maximum security prison and encountering people with mental illnesses.

“It fascinated me – how cruel people could be,” Anderson-Gregg said. 

She said the most rewarding parts of her job are catching criminals and finding missing children.