In May 2016, Ms. Byron was named Chair of the Bureau Intelligence Council (BIC), ensuring the FBI’s senior leaders had a consolidated, integrated perspective on threats to national security and public safety. In that position, Ms. Byron led the BIC’s Senior National Intelligence Officers (SNIOs), whose enterprise-wide strategic threat assessments facilitate a broader understanding of how threats mitigated across operational programs are related.
Ms. Byron also previously served as the SNIO for the Western Hemisphere, leading engagement with the FBI’s intelligence and operational components on cross-programmatic initiatives related to a variety of threats and their impact on national security. As the SNIO for the Western Hemisphere, Ms. Byron also served as the FBI’s primary representative on strategic intelligence collection and analysis matters for engagement with the National Intelligence Manager and National Intelligence Officer for the Western Hemisphere, both within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In this capacity, she was involved in a variety of partnerships across the intelligence and law enforcement communities on significant national security issues.
Prior to her selection as SNIO for the Western Hemisphere, Ms. Byron served as an Assistant Section Chief in the Counterterrorism Analysis Section and as the Senior Intelligence Manager for Counterterrorism. Prior to that experience, she served as a manager over the FBI’s national domain and geospatial intelligence programs and as a strategic counterterrorism analyst and supervisor. She served on a joint duty assignment to the National Intelligence Council as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats, where she led efforts to frame issues and provide strategic and estimative analysis to senior intelligence and law enforcement officials. Ms. Byron also worked counterintelligence matters and served on the Director’s Briefing Team, briefing the FBI Director and Cabinet-level U.S. Government officials on high-priority issues.
Before joining the FBI in 1997 through the Presidential Management Fellows program, Ms. Byron worked in the private sector, conducting transatlantic trade and business policy analysis and liaison.
Ms. Byron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Dickinson College and a Master of Arts degree in international affairs from American University’s School of International Service.