Isenberg Graduate Appointed to FBI’s Top Financial Post
June 27, 2019
The FBI has announced that accounting graduate Jeffrey Sallet ’93 will oversee its finances, facilities, and logistics activities in his new role as associate executive assistant director of its Finance and Facilities Division. Sallet will be operating as the FBI’s chief financial officer, notes Lynda Schwartz ’86, who coordinates Isenberg’s certificate program in forensic accounting.
Honored as Isenberg’s Accounting Alumnus of the Year in 2018, Sallet will move from Chicago to Washington, D.C., where he will assume his new responsibilities in September. An FBI agent since 1997, he was most recently special agent in charge of the bureau’s Chicago Field Office. Among his many FBI appointments, Sallett led the New Orleans Field Office as well as serving as assistant special agent in charge of the Boston Field Office. In the latter position, he led the coordinated law enforcement investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. Earlier, he played prominent roles in high-profile investigations of public corruption, labor racketeering, organized crime, and counterterrorism. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he led the initiative that identified funding for the attacks and that tracked al Qaeda’s financial assets.
After graduating from Isenberg, Sallet was a financial services auditor for three years with Ernst & Young. He then joined Arthur Andersen, where for a year, he was a forensic accountant with the firm’s Business Fraud and Risk Services Group. “That helped differentiate me from other FBI candidates,” Sallet told students during a recent visit to Isenberg (pictured).