The United States Justice Department’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a proud sponsor of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Centennial Celebration. The agency has celebrated a growing partnership with the fraternity since the Serious Sigma Summit in the summer of 2012.
Particular to this year’s celebration, the FBI will sponsor the Centennial Collegiate Summit on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:00am. The agency will also have a booth in the Sigma Marketplace. Sigma men interested in career opportunities with the FBI will be able to review the agency’s application process and speak directly with representatives.
Representing the FBI will be Special Agents and Sigma Brothers Jeffery Artis and Bobby Tillman. Below are brief backgrounds on each brother. During the celebration you’re invited engage Brothers Artis and Tillman to discover the vast career opportunities associated with the FBI.
SPECIAL AGENT JEFFERY ARTIS
Brother Artis, from York, Alabama, is the Salutatorian of the1987 graduating class of Miles College, Fairfield, AL. While attending Miles, he was Student Government Association President, and played on the school’s baseball and football teams. He obtained All-Conference Honors for academics and athletics.
Artis has been employed with the FBI since January 3, 1988. He served as a Support Employee in the Birmingham and Memphis Divisions. In 1994, he graduated from New Agent’s Training and has been assigned to the Jackson Division ever since. He has been assigned to investigate violations to include organized crime, government fraud, drugs, violent crimes, child pornography, and public corruption. He served as Applicant Coordinator/Recruiter for ten years in the Jackson Division. He also serves as the Division’s Crisis Negotiations Coordinator.
Brother Artis joined Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. through the Sigma Chapter at Miles College in the Spring 1985. His son, Jeffery Tyler Artis joined the fraternity in the Fall 2013 at the University of Southern Mississippi, Theta Eta Chapter. He and his wife, of 25 years, have two children.
SPECIAL AGENT BOBBY TILLMAN
Brother Tillman, from Minden, Louisiana, is a 1982 graduate of Northeast Louisiana University (renamed University of Louisiana Monroe), Monroe, LA. He joined Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. in Spring 1980 at the Kappa Kappa Chapter, and served as Chapter President 1980-1982. He also served as the local National Pan Hellenic Council President 1981-1982.
Upon graduation, Tillman served as a Patrol Officer and undercover narcotics officer for the Monroe Police Department from 1983 – 1990. He entered on duty with the FBI in November 1990. Upon completion of New Agent Training, Tillman was assigned to the Jackson Division, Jackson, MS. He worked various criminal violations to include gangs, drugs, violent crime matters, organized crime, and white collar crime. While in Jackson, he served as Assistant Team Leader on the SWAT Team, Principal Firearms Instructor, National Academy Coordinator, Training Coordinator, and Primary Tactical Instructor.
In 2003, Tillman was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and assigned as an Instructor at the FBI Training Academy, Quantico, Virginia. He also served as a Tactical Instructor in the Practical Applications Unit and was later named Program Manager for the Law Enforcement Training for Safety and Survival (LETSS) Program.
In 2007, Tillman was named the Supervisory Senior Resident Agent in Charge of the Gulfport, MS, Resident Agency. In 2009, he was named Supervisory Special Agent and Program Coordinator for the Jackson Division’s Violent Crime Program, Organized Crime Program, and Gang/Criminal Enterprise Program. As of March 2014, Tillman has been assigned as a Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Agent in Jackson, MS.