Carmen Medina

Carmen Medina

Specialist leader in Deloitte



Proven manager of creative and analytic talent—part of executive team that led CIA’s Analytic Directorate; 20-year experience in getting knowledge workers to turn expertise into decision-making advantage; launched CIA’s first Lessons Learned Program. Now assisting Deloitte Consulting in developing its creative and innovative talent.


Recognized leader and innovator in analytics and organizational work practices—identified the impending shift from analog to digital analysis and the importance of data manipulation for analytic breakthroughs; published several articles on future of analysis; frequently-requested speaker at domestic and international conferences on intelligence and analysis.


Advocate of the importance of diversity of thought for organizations—empowers individuals to apply individual strengths to attain team goals; experienced recruiter; inspiring speaker who connects to Millennial and Diversity audiences.


Strategic visionary with practical, hard-earned experience making change happen—scarred but determined veteran of Intelligence Community reform battles; disruptive thinker who asks the hard questions and sees opportunities in the most difficult circumstances.


Expert bridger of gap between practitioners and technologists—first to conceptualize many IT applications now used by analysts, including online production, collaborative tools, Intellipedia; as senior executive, used social networking, blogs to reach diverse workforce.





Specialist Leader, Deloitte Federal Consulting                 January 2011 to Present

Support Deloitte’s efforts on Innovation in Federal Government, with special emphasis on Intelligence Community. Help mentor and develop young professionals to live innovation and think crazy.


Independent Consultant                                                       March 2010 to December 2010

Advised companies and groups seeking to explore new analytic approaches, empower innovation, and use social media practices to improve outcomes. Created blog and developed strong Twitter presence. Spoke on topic of innovation/social media at Business Innovation Factory, National Defense University, IBM Social Media Summit.


Director, Center for the Study of Intelligence, CIA             January 2007 to December 2009

Led CIA’s Lessons Learned program which identified key lessons in collaboration in the post-911 war on terrorism. Developed innovative framework to identify future business, technology, and social changes that will affect CIA’s ability to perform its mission. Through university outreach, attracted new students to careers in intelligence.


Deputy Director, Directorate of Intelligence, CIA               January 2005 to December 2007

Part of three-person team leading Analytic Directorate of CIA. Provided strategic direction to analytic components spanning functional and regional issues, improved performance of senior managers, introduced IT innovation and new analytic techniques, managed CIA’s relations with senior Executive Branch officials and Congress. Improved morale throughout analytic workforce.


Chief, Strategic Assessments Group, CIA                        September 2003 to December 2004

Led CIA’s primary strategic intelligence effort to identify emerging trends, opportunities, and discontinuities. Revitalized group that had become complacent. Launched pioneering effort to develop Analytic Landscapes.


Chief, Senior Executive Intelligence Brief, CIA               January 1999 to August 2003

Managed intelligence support for senior government officials. Developed new publication and process, including CIA’s first foray into online production. Redesign of process led to elimination of security leaks. Developed surveys and unobtrusive measurement techniques to evaluate customer satisfaction.


Mid-level Manager, Analytic Directorate, CIA                  September 1993 to December 1998

Led various programs in Analytic Directorate


Overseas Liaison, Analytic Directorate, CIA                    July 1990 to July 1993

Served overseas in Western Europe. Managed complex liaison relationship with important ally.


First-line Manager, Analytic Directorate, CIA                     September 1985 to May 1990

Led analytic units working on Southern Africa and on Central America


Analyst, Analytic Directorate, CIA                                     June 1978 to September 1985

Analyst responsible for Southern African and Middle Eastern Issues




MSFS PROGRAM, Georgetown University                                             1977-1979

Did not complete because of employment by CIA


BA, Catholic University, Wash DC

Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Comparative Government               1974-1977


Native Spanish speaker; conversational German




Intelligence and National Security Alliance, Washington, DC, Board Member

National Security Organization


In-Series, Washington, DC, Board Member

Non-profit Performing Arts Organization

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