Louisville FBI head named to position at bureau headquarters

Louisville FBI head named to position at bureau headquarters
Amy Hess during a January 19, 2018 news conference.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The head of the Louisville FBI office will be leaving her post for a new position at the agency's headquarters.

Amy Hess has been named Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch in Washington, D.C.

Hess, a native of Jeffersonville, IN, joined the FBI in January 1991. She was appointed the special agent in charge of the Louisville Division in August 2016.

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Before her assignment in Louisville, Hess was the executive assistant director of the Science and Technology Branch.

The bureau has not announced a replacement for Hess to head the Louisville office.

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