BOSTON — Vincent Lisi, a former certified public accountant who started his career with the FBI in 1989, was named Wednesday by FBI Director Robert Mueller III as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston office, where he will succeed Richard DesLauriers.
Lisi most recently worked as deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
He started as a special agent working out of the Washington office investigating gang and drug cases. In 2003, according to the FBI, Lisi was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Office of Congressional Affairs at FBI headquarters.
In 2006, he returned to the Washington field office to oversee undercover operations and helped lead the investigation into the anthrax letter attacks of 2001.
Lisi was assigned as the legal attache in Sana’a, Yemen, from April 2009 to July 2010, when he returned to Washington and the agency’s extraterritorial squad, followed by a stint in 2011 in the Intelligence Division.