ATF – New Acting Deputy Director Effective May 1

Discontinuance of Accessory Classifications

ATF – New Acting Deputy Director Effective May 1

Attorney General William P. Barr announced yesterday that he has appointed Regina “Reggie” Lombardo to be Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), effective May 1, 2019.  Lombardo will replace Thomas E. Brandon, who will be retiring on April 30, 2019.


Regina Lombardo (per ATF website prior to appointment):

Regina Lombardo was appointed the 2nd highest ranking official of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in March 2018. As the Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Lombardo was responsible for the day-to-day operations of an agency charged with enforcing laws and regulations related to firearms, explosives, arson, and alcohol and tobacco trafficking.

At the time of her appointment, she was serving as the Assistant Director for ATF’s Office of Human Resources and Professional Development where she was responsible for the strategic management of the Bureau’s workforce through recruitment, selection, development, and evaluation programs.

A member of the Senior Executive Service and a seasoned law enforcement professional, Ms. Lombardo began her law enforcement career in 1992, as a special agent in the ATF Miami Field Division. Rising through the ranks at ATF, she served in many management positions including Deputy Assistant Director of Field Operations’ Central Region; Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa Field Division: Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division; Chief, ATF’s Leadership Institute; Group Supervisor for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force in Miami, Florida; and as Assistant ATF Country Attaché in Toronto, Canada.

Ms. Lombardo holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and is a member of several organizations which include: Women in Federal Law Enforcement, the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, the Florida Sheriffs Association, the International Associations of Chiefs of Police, and Major City Chiefs.

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