Director Muller said, "Mr. Mershon is no stranger to the New York area, and brings a wide range of investigative and management experience to the position."
After joining the FBI as a Special Agent in 1975, Mershon was assigned to the New York Office. From 1980 to 1991 he worked on White Collar Crime in the Criminal Investigative Division (CID), Drugs and Organized Crime in Miami, and then served as Unit Chief of the Fugitive/Government Reservation Crimes Unit, CID. He served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the San Francisco Division from 1992 to 1997, and as Chief Inspector in the Inspection Division from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, he was designated Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Denver Field Office, responsible for Colorado and Wyoming. He has served as SAC of the San Francisco Office since 2002.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Mershon worked for Touche Ross and Company, where he served as a Senior Accountant. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, in 1973.
Director Mueller said, "Mark Mershon has the commitment, innovation, and leadership that the New York Office needs to navigate changing threats and successfully evolve the challenging mission of the FBI. I look forward to working with him in his new position."