Ellen B. Knowlton

Ellen B. Knowlton

Chair, 300 Stewart Avenue Corporation

Ellen B. Knowlton served as a Special Agent of the FBI for 24 years, culminating her career as the Special Agent in Charge, Las Vegas Division, and retiring in 2006. Her leadership roles included assignments in New Orleans and Washington D.C., where she assumed responsibility for hundreds of employees as well as all investigative and administrative operations. She was involved in addressing many sensitive personnel issues and crises situations resulting from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Her career is marked by progressively challenging management and senior executive service positions including:

  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Washington Field Office, responsible for all counterintelligence investigations and operations in Washington, D.C, and led delegations to the Middle East and Europe pertaining to terrorism and counterintelligence investigations.
  • Inspector, responsible for ensuring that FBI field offices and headquarters divisions were in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and Department of Justice guidelines in the conduct of operations and investigations.
  • Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office, responsible for criminal investigations in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.
  • Deputy Assistant Director/Acting Assistant Director of the National Security Division, responsible for the FBI’s counterintelligence program.