Brent Yonk is an Assistant Section Chief for the FBI Counterterrorism
Division’s Technology and Data Innovation Section. In this role, he
oversees a large technical and analytical workforce and a contract
portfolio of over $120M with the responsibility for the development of
novel technology solutions supporting international and domestic
terrorism investigations and other critical incidents around the world.
Prior to his current role, Brent served as the FBI’s In-Q-Tel Interface
Center Director leading the Bureau’s commercial scouting, testing and
evaluation of emerging technologies. He also previously served as the
Program Manager for Enterprise IT Infrastructure Modernization helping
to set the strategic direction for building a robust, adaptable, and
resilient technology backbone. This led to the investment of over $250M
in upgrades and improvements across the FBI’s IT footprint.
Brent also serves as an Adjunct Faculty for the FBI Academy instructing
and facilitating courses in leadership, organizational change, and
project management. He is also a certified emotional intelligence coach
who specializes in helping his clients strengthen their self-awareness
and interpersonal abilities to increase resiliency, enhance leadership,
and improve performance.
Prior to joining the FBI, Brent spent nearly 10 years working in the
private sector with several Fortune 500 companies in the areas of
organizational change management and workforce development. He currently
resides in Huntsville, AL with his wife and two daughters.
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