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Posted April 6, 2007 at 6:15pm

The FBI’s assistant director for Congressional affairs is leaving to become the vice president for Congressional affairs for Royal Caribbean cruise lines. [IMGCAP(1)]

Eleni Pryles Kalisch is leaving the FBI after 12 years. She started as assistant general counsel at FBI headquarters in 1995 and joined the office of public and Congressional affairs as special counsel in 1998. In 2000, she was the first section chief of the government relations section and in August 2003 was appointed the assistant director of a revamped Congressional affairs office, where one of her accomplishments was detailing special agents to Congressional committees.

“Eleni Kalisch has led the FBI office of Congressional Affairs during one of the most important periods of FBI history,” Director Robert Mueller said in a statement. “She will be sorely missed.”

— Rachel Van Dongen