Nancy McNamara is currently the assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington Field office. She oversees the second largest field office, responsible for protecting the nation's capital and Northern Virginia. She most recently served as the assistant director of the FBI's Inspection Division.
Ms. McNamara began her career as a special agent in 1996 in the New York Field Office, where she investigated public corruption cases. She became a supervisory special agent for the applicant program in 2002 and for the public corruption/government fraud squad in the White-Collar Crime Branch in 2005. Later that year, she transferred to FBI Headquarters as an assistant inspector in the Inspection Division, leading teams that reviewed and assessed investigative programs in field offices, legal attachés, and Headquarters.
In 2007, Ms. McNamara was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in the Los Angeles Field Office, with responsibility over the White-Collar Crime Branch. She returned to FBI Headquarters in 2009 as the chief of the Public Corruption/Civil Rights Section, overseeing public and international corruption and civil rights investigations. In 2010, Ms. McNamara became the special agent in charge of the Milwaukee Field Office. She returned to Headquarters one year later as the deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division, where she served until 2013