A Middleburg Heights native has been named the new deputy director of the FBI

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A Middleburg Heights native has been named the new deputy director of the FBI.

FBI Director James Comey has taped Mark Giuliano for the post. As deputy director, Giulianoa will oversee all FBI domestic and international investigative and intelligence activities. He will serve as acting director in the director's absence.

Giuliano will assume the duties on December 1 when current Deputy Director Sean Joyce retires.

Giuliano is a graduate of St. Edward High School and the College of Wooster.

He has served as the special agent in charge of the Atlanta Division since August 2012. Before moving to Atlanta, he was the executive assistant director of the National Security Branch and, before that, assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

"Mark brings more than 25 years of operational and leadership experience to this position," said Director Comey. "He understands the importance of partnerships and is an exceptional and thoughtful leader. I look forward to working more closely with him."