Kristy Kottis
Kristy Kottis
Achievement Award

Kristy Kottis (83) grew up in Randolph, MA. While pursuing her degree in physical education, she made quite an impact on the ENC athletic world, becoming the first female basketball player to join the 1,000 Point Club. In 2011, she was inducted into the Carroll F. Bradley Hall of Fame in recognition of this achievement and her contributions to athletics.

The daughter of ENC alumni Gregory (57) and Laura (51) Kottis, Kristy graduated from ENC and later worked for Cornell, Tufts, West Point and the New York City public schools in roles such as assistant women’s basketball coach and teacher of physical education. A visit to the FBI building in Washington, D.C. at the age of 15, however, influenced her ultimate career shift into law enforcement. As supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the New York field office, Kristy and her threat-response squad are part of the Counterterrorism Division in the largest of the FBI’s outposts. Kristy assumed leadership of the squad in 2009, and has been applauded for her efforts in turning the squad into the “control tower of terrorism.”

Representing women in law enforcement, Kristy is among the 18 percent of special agents who are women. Her team works diligently to protect the public by preparing for “special event” threats, such as the Boston Marathon bombings. As soon as the bombings occurred, Kristy and her squad immediately began collecting information to aid the investigation.

Kristy currently resides in New York with her Basenji, Greg.