Karen Tandy

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Person.png Karen Tandy  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Alma materTexas Tech University, Texas Tech University School of Law
Former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration

Employment.png Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration

In office
January 23, 2003 - 10 November 2007
Preceded byAsa Hutchinson
Succeeded byMichele Leonhart

Karen Pomerantz Tandy is the former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, an agency of the United States Department of Justice. She was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 31, 2003. She was the first female head of the DEA.[1]

Tandy is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and is a graduate of L. D. Bell High School in Hurst, TX, Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University School of Law.[2]

On October 22, 2007, she announced her retirement from the DEA, and took a position with Motorola. Tandy is senior vice president of Public Affairs and Communications. Tandy serves as Motorola's top public policy spokesperson on issues related to global telecom policy, trade, regulation, spectrum allocation, and country relations.[3] In June 2016, she joined the Homeland Security Advisory Council.[4]