Ms. Katrina W. Berger is currently the Acting Executive Associate Director for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the principal investigative component of the Department of Homeland Security. HSI investigates, disrupts, and dismantles transnational criminal organizations and terrorist networks that threaten or seek to exploit the customs and immigration laws of the United States. In this role, Ms. Berger oversees HSI’s workforce, which consists of over 10,000 employees to include special agents, criminal analysts, and mission support personnel assigned to over 237 offices throughout the United States and across 56 countries worldwide.
Prior to this assignment, Ms. Berger served as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for HSI Atlanta, Georgia.
Ms. Berger began her distinguished federal law enforcement career in 1998 as a special agent with the U.S. Customs Service in Tampa, Florida. Ms. Berger has held many key leadership positions within the agency: serving as the Assistant Director for the Mission Support Division in HSI Headquarters; Chief of Staff for the ICE Deputy Director; the Deputy Assistant Director of HSI’s Domestic Operations Division; and the Deputy Assistant Director for the Transnational Crime & Public Safety Division. She also served as the SAC in Dallas, Texas and Deputy Special Agent in Charge in New Orleans, Louisiana. Moreover, Ms. Berger was the first ICE Deputy Director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Fusion Center.
Prior to entering federal law enforcement, Ms. Berger served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Florida Keys and Tampa, Florida. She also served as an Assistant Attorney General with the State of Florida’s Office of the Attorney General in Tampa, Florida.
Ms. Berger received her Bachelor of Arts in History at Virginia Tech, her Juris Doctorate at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, and her Master’s in Criminal Justice at Loyola University.