Steven Gurley began his career as an FBI Agent in March, 1983 and was initially assigned to the Tampa Division. He subsequently served in the Atlanta Division and Washington Field Office. In 1989, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) at FBI Headquarters where he served in the Office of Congressional Affairs as a liaison to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. In 1992, Mr. Gurley was promoted to serve as an SSA in the Miami Division until 1997 when he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Houston Division. In January, 1999, Mr. Gurley was assigned to a senior detailee position with the US Intelligence Community. In February, 2003, Mr. Gurley was promoted to Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Division. He also served on special assignment as Legal Attache in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, following the May, 2003 bombings of several housing complexes. In August, 2004, Mr. Gurley was named by the FBI Director as Special Agent in Charge for the State of Kentucky.
Mr. Gurley received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Jacksonville State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the Birmingham School of Law. Following college graduation, Mr. Gurley served in the U.S. Army in Darmstadt, Germany, attaining the rank of Captain. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Gurley worked as an international business development manager for a Fortune 500 company and as a contracts manager with a major defense contractor.