Specialist leader in Deloitte
HIGH-PERFORMING EXECUTIVE and STRATEGIC LEADER
expert in ANALYTICS, CREATIVITY, ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE and SOCIAL NETWORKS
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 RecoveringFed.com 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
EDUCATION and LANGUAGES
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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