William R. McDermott has served as the private sector coordinator for the Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 2022. Mr. McDermott entered on duty with the FBI as a Special Agent in 2003 and reported to the Washington Field Office where he primarily worked counterintelligence and violent crime matters. In 2008, Mr. McDermott was selected as the supervisor of the Technical Response Unit in Quantico, Virginia, and in 2011, he was selected by the Boston Division to serve as supervisor of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement’s Strike Force. In 2017, Mr. McDermott was assigned to the FBI’s Legal Attaché in Kabul, Afghanistan where he worked counterterrorism matters before returning to the Boston Division later that year working gang cases, first on the North Shore Gang Task Force and later as the supervisor of the Metro Boston Gang Task Force. Mr. McDermott is a graduate of the Indiana Institute of Technology and worked in corporate security prior to joining the FBI.