Nancy McNamara is assistant director of the FBI's Inspection Division. Prior, Ms. McNamara served as deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division.
Ms. McNamara joined the FBI in 1996 as a Special Agent and was assigned to the New York Division to investigate public corruption. Ms. McNamara was named supervisory special agent for the applicant program in 2002 and the public corruption/government fraud squad in the white-collar crime program in 2005. Later that year, Ms. McNamara was promoted to assistant inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she led teams that reviewed and assessed investigative programs in field offices, legal attachÃ© offices, and Headquarters.
In 2007, Ms. McNamara was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the white-collar program in the Los Angeles Division. She returned to FBI Headquarters in 2009 when she was appointed chief of the Public Corruption/Civil Rights Section, where she was in charge of public and international corruption as well as civil rights investigations.
Ms. McNamara was appointed special agent in charge of the Milwaukee Division in 2010, the first woman to hold this position. A year later, she returned to Washington D.C. after being promoted to deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division.