March 19, 2014
Communications and Marketing
Scott O'Donnell, a graduate of the Class of 1996, is the new senior supervisory resident agent in charge of the New Hampshire offices of the FBI.
The assignment brings him full circle after an FBI career trajectory that began immediately after he graduated with his degree in criminal justice. He supervises the offices in Bedford and Portsmouth, which include 15 agents and numerous task force officers and professional support staff. He is in charge of all investigative matters under FBI purview, including counterterrorism, violent crime, crimes against children, organized crime, white-collar crime, and drug trafficking.
Before returning to New Hampshire, O'Donnell served as the supervisory special agent for the Boston Division's Organized Crime Task Force. During the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing and the search for the perpetrators, he was the investigative operations supervisory special agent.
O'Donnell's interest in federal law enforcement began with an internship with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Washington, D.C. His subsequent career with the FBI has taken him to Houston, Tex., and Miami, Fla., where he received several awards for his involvement in successful drug trafficking investigations.
Seven graduates of Saint Anselm College, including O'Donnell, are employed in the Boston Division of the FBI, which oversees operations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine.