Please welcome new ILEA Director Susan Ostrobinski

Please welcome new ILEA Director Susan Ostrobinski


Please welcome FBI SSA Susan Ostrobinski as the new Director of ILEA Budapest


Director Ostrobinski was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She received her Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School in 1992 and a BA in Psychology and History from Mount Holyoke College in 1988. Prior to working for the FBI, SA Ostrobinski was an Assistant District Attorney for the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

SA Ostrobinski reported to New York in 1999 and was assigned to the Public Corruption Squad. She led several multi-agency investigations targeting corrupt government officials. In 2004, she became the Evidence Response Team coordinator for the New York Office and was responsible for leading and training a team of 40 members in specialized forensic techniques.

In August 2005, SA Ostrobinski was promoted to Supervisor in the International Training and Assistance Unit. SSA Ostrobinski developed the standardized crime scene curriculum used to train international police officers and traveled extensively internationally to conduct this training. In January, 2008, SSA Ostrobinski reported as Assistant Legal Attache in Sanaa, Yemen. She was responsible for all FBI operations in the southern Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa. Following the Embassy attack in September, 2008, ALAT Ostrobinski coordinated the crime scene investigation and received the Department of State’s Meritorious Honor Award for her efforts.
In 2009, SSA Ostrobinski became the Deputy Watch Commander at CT Watch for the Counterterrorism Division and was responsible for accurate and rapid dissemination of threat information to Executive Management and Field Divisions.

SSA Ostrobinski reported to Toronto as Assistant Legal Attache in April, 2010, and handled all counterterrorism matters for the region, supporting several high profile investigations targeting foreign fighter facilitation networks. In August, 2012, SSA Ostrobinski became a field supervisor in the Charlotte Division and the program coordinator for the Violent Crimes Against Children, Civil Rights and Violent Crime programs.

Director Ostrobinski joined ILEA Budapest in July 2016, replacing SSA John Terpinas after his five-year assignment.