Avril Haines

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Avril Haines
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7th Director of National Intelligence
Assumed office
January 21, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyNeil Wiley
Stacey Dixon
Preceded byJohn Ratcliffe
Deputy National Security Advisor
In office
January 11, 2015 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byTony Blinken
Succeeded byK. T. McFarland
4th Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
In office
August 9, 2013 – January 10, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byMichael Morell
Succeeded byDavid S. Cohen
Personal details
Born
Avril Danica Haines

(1969-08-29) August 29, 1969 (age 52)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)David Davighi
RelativesThomas H. Haines (father)
EducationUniversity of Chicago (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)

Avril Danica Haines (born August 29, 1969) is an American lawyer and politician. In January 2021, Haines became the 7th Director of National Intelligence during the Joe Biden administration.

She was the White House Deputy National Security Advisor in Barack Obama's administration.[1] She was Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the first woman to hold this position.[2]

On November 23, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced his plans to nominate Haines for Director of National Intelligence, which would make her the first woman to hold this position.[3] She was confirmed in a 84–10 vote on January 20, 2021. Haines is the first female National Intelligence Director in American history.[3]

Her father is biochemist Thomas H. Haines.

References[change | change source]

  1. "A Top Intelligence Officer Joins the Law School". Columbia Law School. Archived from the original on June 22, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  2. AFP (June 12, 2013). "Avril Haines appointed first female CIA deputy director". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Archived from the original on September 27, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Crowley, Michael; Smialek, Jeanna (November 23, 2020). "Biden Will Nominate First Woman to Lead Intelligence, Latino for Homeland Security". The New York Times. Archived from the original on November 23, 2020. Retrieved November 23, 2020.