Executive Staff

Deputy Director Lombardo

Acting Director Regina Lombardo

Ms. Lombardo is ATF’s first female Acting Director. Previously, she served as the Acting Deputy Director, with Head of Agency responsibilities. Ms. Lombardo’s duties included day-to-day operations for the entirety of ATF, which is charged with enforcing laws and regulations related to firearms, explosives, arson, and alcohol and tobacco trafficking.
A member of the Senior Executive Service and an experienced law enforcement professional, Ms. Lombardo began her law enforcement career in 1992, as a special agent in the ATF Miami Field Division. Rising through the ranks at ATF, she served in many management positions including Assistant Director of the Office of Human Resources and Professional Development; Deputy Assistant Director of Field Operations’ Central Region; Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa Field Division: Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division; Chief, ATF’s Leadership Institute; Group Supervisor for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force in Miami, Florida; and as Assistant ATF Country Attaché in Toronto, Canada.
Ms. Lombardo holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and is a member of several organizations which include: Women in Federal Law Enforcement, the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, the Florida Sheriffs Association, the International Associations of Chiefs of Police, and Major City Chiefs.  

Associate Deputy Director Marvin G. Richardson

 Associate Deputy Director Marvin Richardson

Marvin G. Richardson was appointed the 2nd highest official of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in October 2019. As the Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Richardson is responsible for leading an agency of men and women charged with enforcing laws and regulations related to firearms, explosives, arson, and alcohol and tobacco trafficking.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Richardson served as the Assistant Director, Enforcement Programs and Services (EPS), from December 3, 2014 until October 29, 2019, where he had ATF-wide responsibility for the development and delivery of programmatic policy, regulatory guidance, and technical support regarding firearms and explosives, and alcohol and tobacco diversion activities. In addition, he served as the Deputy Assistant Director, EPS, from 2012-2014.

Mr. Richardson’s career with ATF spans more than 30 years, and includes service as the Special Agent in Charge of the Denver Field Division; Chair of the ATF Professional Review Board; Chief, National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR); and as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division. He has worked in law enforcement more than 32 years, including 5 years as a police officer at the University of North Texas Police Department, Denton, Texas, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant before leaving the department to join ATF. Mr. Richardson began his career with ATF in 1989 as a Special Agent in the Dallas Field Division.

Mr. Richardson is the recipient of numerous Special Act Awards for outstanding service such as the Treasury Department’s Hostile Action Medal for service during the 1993 Branch Davidian conflict in Waco, Texas; and ATF’s Supervisory Employee of the Year Award in 2010 for outstanding leadership contributions.

Mr. Richardson holds a master’s degree in human relations and business from Amberton University; and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Texas. In addition, he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Class # 226). He is married with six children.

Last Reviewed January 22, 2021