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Meet Carmen Medina

Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Carmen Medina joined Deloitte Consulting LLP in January 2011 as a Specialist Leader after retiring from an almost 32 years-career at the Central Intelligence Agency. Since joining Deloitte, she has continued to support the Intelligence Community on issues such as social networking and future trends, and is also working closely with Deloitte’s Center for Federal Innovation. Her areas of interest include developing rigor in analytics, navigating the emergence of new global norms in the 21st century, developing the transparent and collaborative future culture of work, and supporting diversity.

Her last assignment at CIA was as Director of the Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI) from January 2007-December 2009. As the CSI Director, she developed and managed CIA’s first Agency-wide Lessons Learned Program. Her record as a visionary analytic thinker and a dedicated, caring leader made her widely recognized--inside CIA and beyond--as an articulate, passionate voice for excellence in intelligence.

From 2005 through 2007, she was the Deputy Director for Intelligence, a member of the executive team that led the CIA’s analytic directorate. In her CIA career, Carmen held positions of increasing responsibility to include Chief of the Strategic Assessments Group in the Office of Transnational Issues, Directorate of Intelligence. She has led analysts working on Southern Africa and Central America, and helped to design the Global Coverage Program and innovate new production methods to support policymakers. In the early 1990s, she served overseas in Western Europe.

Carmen graduated from Catholic University, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a BA in Comparative Government. She also pursued graduate studies at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, but her coursework was interrupted by the offer of full-time employment at the Agency. She is President of the Board of Directors of the IN Series, a DC-based non-profit theater group.

Carmen was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico. As an Army dependent, she also lived in Oklahoma, Georgia, Alaska, North Carolina, Germany, and Texas. She lives in Virginia, but also spends considerable time clearing cedar from a Hill Country home north of San Antonio.

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