Bank of America Hires FBI Assistant Director to Head Security

Chris Swecker steps over to lead corporate security at one of the world's largest banks


CHARLOTTE -- Bank of America has hired Chris Swecker, assistant director of the Criminal Investigative Division and acting executive assistant director for Law Enforcement Services at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to lead its Corporate Security organization. Swecker, who has announced his retirement at the FBI, will transition his bureau responsibilities over the next several months and join Bank of America in July.

Swecker will lead Bank of America's Corporate Security organization which oversees global security initiatives including protective services, investigative services and homeland security. He will report directly to Global Risk Executive Amy Woods Brinkley. "Chris' demonstrated ability to excel in complex organizations and integrate efforts, within the FBI and external organizations, will be invaluable for Bank of America's customers and associates around the world," said Brinkley.

As assistant director, Swecker retires as one of the FBI's top three executives, responsible for leading nine FBI divisions, including its criminal, cyber, crisis response, operational technology and international operations units. Throughout his career, Swecker has focused on financial crimes, money laundering and counterterrorism.

While at the FBI, Swecker was recently chairman of the Integrity Committee of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, served on the president's Corporate Fraud Task Force and oversaw task forces concerning Enron and Hurricane Katrina Fraud.

"I'm excited about this opportunity to work with Bank of America and its partners in the private and public sectors to provide the most secure environment possible," Swecker said.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law. He is a member of the North Carolina and Virginia State Bars and admitted to practice before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving more than 54 million consumer and small business relationships with more than 5,700 retail banking offices, more than 16,700 ATMs and award-winning online banking with more than 19 million active users.