Wednesday, May 30, 2012


The National Archives at Kansas City will host Jeff Lanza on Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion titled The History of the Kansas City Federal Bureau of Investigation. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the event.

The history of the Kansas City Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is rich in crime and the criminals who broke the law. Although the FBI is an often-recognized federal agency, it has a unique connection to Kansas City and has made a historic impact on the city and the Midwest. Jeff Lanza, a retired FBI agent and author of a book about the Kansas City FBI, will discuss the history of the Kansas City Bureau office along with the significance of J. Edgar Hoover's reign over the FBI.

For more information or to make a reservation for this free event call 816-268-8010 or email

About the speaker

Jeff Lanza was an FBI special agent for over 20 years. He investigated corruption, fraud, organized crime, cyber crime, human trafficking, and terrorism. He appears regularly on the Fox News Channel and has informed the public on other national programs including the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline and Larry King Live, among others. He is passionate about keeping people and organizations safe from risk and has presented to thousands around the globe. His clients include many Fortune 500 companies and his latest book Pistols to Press, has received critical acclaim from national media figures. Prior to his career as an FBI agent, Lanza was employed by Xerox Corporation as a computer systems analyst. He has an undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of New Haven (Connecticut) and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas.

The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 15 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000, email us here or visit our website.

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