Mr. Thomas J. Welch, Special Agent, currently oversees all HSI Financial Investigations from HSI Headquarters in Washington D.C. as the Unit Chief for the Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit. Prior to and including his current assignment, he serves as HSIs Liaison to FinCEN. Prior to his arrival to HSI HQ, he worked in the HSI Phoenix Office as the Group Supervisor for the Financial Group from 2011-2020 and as a Special Agent since 2006. HSIs Financial Unit and Program Area primarily combats Transnational Organized Crime TCO with focused investigations into money laundering as they relate to narcotics, financial fraud, human trafficking, and human smuggling. Mr. Welch began his law enforcement career in 1991 as a Special Agent with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked in the Organized Crime, Major Fraud and Environmental Crimes Units. Mr. Welch is a graduate of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies.