The FBI said Tuesday that Eric S. Birnbaum, an agent with previous experience in San Diego, will take over as special agent in charge of the agency’s local office.
He succeeds Daphne Hearn, who retired in August after a 23-year career.
Birnbaum began his career with the FBI in 1988. He has worked in the Washington Field Office, the FBI Laboratory, the Inspection Division and local offices in San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. While in San Diego, he supervised a white-collar crime squad that investigated fraud in health care and government, and also environmental crimes.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Stanford University in Palo Alto.