In July 2021 FBI Director Christopher Wray appointed Tim Dunham as the Assistant Director of Training Division. Timothy M. Dunham began his career as a special agent with the FBI in October 2002. Upon completion of new agent training, he was assigned to the Chicago Field Office, where he worked counterintelligence matters. In late 2007, Mr. Dunham was promoted to FBI Headquarters as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Counterintelligence Division's Middle East and Africa Unit. In 2009, Mr. Dunham transferred to serve as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Counterterrorism Division's Extraterritorial Investigations Unit II, where he served as program manager for all FBI extraterritorial counterterrorism investigations emanating from Western Europe.
In early 2011, Mr. Dunham was promoted to serve as the FBI detailee to the Community HUMINT Coordination Center at the Central Intelligence Agency. While assigned to the CIA, Mr. Dunham also served in a Temporary Duty (TDY) assignment as an acting Assistant Legal Attaché (ALAT) in Brussels, Belgium.
Mr. Dunham transferred to the Albany Division in June 2012, to serve as the supervisor of a Joint Terrorism Task Force squad, overseeing international and domestic terrorism investigations. In mid-2012, Mr. Dunham completed a TDY assignment as an acting ALAT in the newly established Stockholm, Sweden, sub-office of Legat Copenhagen.
In February 2015, Mr. Dunham was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Division's Criminal and Administrative Branches. He returned to FBI Headquarters in February 2017 to serve as the Section Chief of the Leadership Development Program.
In April 2018, Mr. Dunham was selected as the Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office's Counterintelligence Division.
In June 2019, Mr. Dunham was designated as the Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office's Criminal Division. He began this assignment in August 2019.
In March 2020, Mr. Dunham was promoted to Deputy Assistant Director of Branch I for Criminal Investigative Division (CID).
Prior to his appointment with the FBI, Mr. Dunham practiced law in Richmond, Virginia. He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Richmond, a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary, and a Masters degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University.