Jill C. Tyson
Assistant Director, Office of Congressional Affairs
Jill C. Tyson was named assistant director of the Office of Congressional Affairs in February 2019. Ms. Tyson had previously served as the acting assistant director.
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.
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 law degree from the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.
“He served as an assistant legal attaché in London beginning in 2012, acting as the FBI’s liaison with British intelligence and law enforcement agencies.”
Alan E. Kohler, Jr.
Assistant Director, Counterintelligence Division
Alan E. Kohler, Jr. was named assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division in April 2020. Mr. Kohler had most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office’s Counterintelligence Division.
Mr. Kohler joined the FBI as a special agent in 1996 and worked counterintelligence matters at the Washington Field Office. He also served on the Evidence Response Team and took part in the FBI’s response to the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. In 2003, he transferred to the Counterintelligence Division to manage Russian counterintelligence investigations and was promoted to unit chief in 2004.
In 2006, Mr. Kohler transferred to the New York Field Office to supervise a counterintelligence squad and then later a squad working cyber national security and criminal matters. He served as an assistant legal attaché in London beginning in 2012, acting as the FBI’s liaison with British intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
Mr. Kohler moved to the Norfolk Field Office in Virginia in 2016 as the assistant special agent in charge of the counterintelligence, counterterrorism, intelligence, and crisis management programs. He returned to FBI Headquarters in 2017 as the chief of the Eurasian Section, which manages the Bureau’s operations countering Russian intelligence threats. In 2018, he was promoted to deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division and managed multiple portfolios.
Mr. Kohler was promoted to the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division at the Washington Field Office in 2019.
Mr. Kohler is a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Counterintelligence Investigation, and the Exceptional Achievement Medal from the Director of National Intelligence.
Before joining the Bureau, Mr. Kohler managed engineering research for a private technology firm. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in ceramic engineering from Rutgers University.