James (Jim) Bernazzani is a distinguished veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who devoted his career fighting organized crime and protecting against international and domestic terrorist threats as well as conducting FBI terror investigations both home and abroad. He retired from the FBI in 2008 after nearly 24 years of service and received the Presidential Award for Meritorious Service in 2006. During his career with the FBI, Jim served in many operational capacities to include Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Division and Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Houston Division. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he was promoted to Deputy Director for Law Enforcement at the Counterterrorism Center, Central Intelligence Agency. In May 2003, he was again promoted to Principal Deputy Director at the newly formed Terrorist Threat Integration Center. At the time of his appointment as the Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Division, Special Agent Bernazzani also served as FBI Deputy Assistant Director for international terrorism investigations and operations. He is a Master’s Degree graduate from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.