Ascending in Leadership with Special Agent in Charge Perrye Turner

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Apr 29, 201939m
Ascending in Leadership with Special Agent in Charge Perrye Turner
Apr 2939m
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Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner manages the FBI’s Houston Division. 

Mr. Turner became a special agent with the FBI in 1991 and was assigned to the Birmingham Division, where he worked criminal investigative matters in the Huntsville Resident Agency. Four years later, he transferred to the New Orleans Division and investigated gang, drug, and public corruption matters in the Monroe Resident Agency.

In 1999, Mr. Turner was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigation Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. While there, he worked in the Mexican/Criminal Syndicates Unit of the Drug Section.

Mr. Turner transferred to the Jackson Division in 2001 to supervise the Criminal Enterprise Squad. In August 2004, he worked in the division’s Field Intelligence Group. A year later, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in the Memphis Division and managed the Criminal and Administrative Programs for three years and all programs in the National Security Branch for two years.

In August 2010, Mr. Turner returned to FBI Headquarters as deputy assistant director of the Information Technology Engineering Division. He also served as special agent in charge of the Louisville Division.

Mr. Turner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and statistics from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Belhaven University.

In this episode we discuss:
  • Making the pivot from a career in insurance to working with the FBI for 27 years.
  • The methods the FBI uses to manage community outreach and social media.
  • Properly leveraging data and technology to keep up with cyber threats to protect citizens.

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