Erin Joe is an attorney and senior FBI cyber professional who served as the Section Chief of Cyber Operations at FBI before joining The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) as its second Director. Ms. Joe has more than 22 years’ experience in national security and criminal operations as a Special Agent in FBI, most recently leading the Bureau’s strategy and response to nation-state cyber threats emanating from the Middle East and Africa and to cyberterrorism threats worldwide.
In 2015, Ms. Joe became the first Section Chief of FBI’s Office of Partner Engagement, responsible for managing FBI’s Domestic Director of National Intelligence program; engaging with federal, state, and local partners; and addressing issues common to both law enforcement and the IC—including emerging cyber threats.
In addition, Ms. Joe served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Los Angeles, where she oversaw intelligence, surveillance, and aviation programs; established collection priorities; directed operations; and integrated intelligence and operations across the office’s areas of responsibility. Ms. Joe has served in FBI Field Offices in Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, and New Haven, where she was Acting Special Agent in Charge. Before joining FBI, Ms. Joe served as an administrative law judge in Dallas, Texas.
Ms. Joe has completed senior executive leadership courses at the Naval Post Graduate School, Kellogg School of Business, Carnegie Mellon, and Harvard. Ms. Joe earned a BA in English, with high distinction, from the University of Illinois and a JD from Ohio State University. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas.
Ms. Joe succeeds Tonya Ugoretz, a career FBI intelligence analyst who served as CTIIC Director for almost three years.