Kevin Favreau, the chief FBI agent in Nevada, is retiring after almost 30 years with the bureau, according to a report by the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Favreau, 51, leaves the bureau to become executive director of First Tee of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit gold leadership program for youth.
“I am still only 51 years old, and the new job with the First Tee of Southern Nevada is right up my alley,” Favreau told the Reno newspaper. “t was a great career. After 29 years … I think it is just time to try something new.”
A replacement has not yet been announced, the newspaper reported.
Favreau came to Las Vegas in January 2010 as special agent in charge for the Las Vegas Division. His long FBI career began in 1983 as a support employee in Boston.
In 1988, after completing training as a special agent, he moved to the Pittsburgh Division, working for eight years on counterespionage and counterintelligence.
In 1996 he moved the headquarters in Washington, D.C. min the National Security Division’s Operational Training Unit. In 1999, he moved to the Portland Division and oversaw all Oregon FBI investigations involving terrorism and counterintelligence.
He moved back to headquarters in 2002 as the assistant chief of the Counterespionage Section. He then had a one-year stint in charge of the San Francisco Division before coming back to headquarters as the chief of the Counterespionage Section.