Nora Slatkin

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BornMay 5, 1955
Alma materLehigh University, Walsh School of Foreign Service
Member ofWEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1997
CIA Executive Director 1995-1998 who moved over to Citigroup. Selected a Global Leader for Tomorrow 1997 by the World Economic Forum.

Employment.png Chief Marketing Officer Consumer Lending Group

In office
September 2001 - December 2007

Employment.png Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

In office
1995 - 1998
Appointed byJohn M. Deutch
Quit upon the insistence of CIA Director, George Tenet.

Nora Slatkin was Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1995 to 1998. She was selected a Global Leader for Tomorrow 1997 by the World Economic Forum.


Nora Slatkin was educated at Lehigh University (B.A. in International Relations, 1977) and Georgetown University (M.S. in Foreign Policy, 1979).


US President Bill Clinton nominated Slatkin as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisitions) in 1993 and Slatkin held this office from October 22, 1993 until May 16, 1995.


When John M. Deutch became Director of Central Intelligence in 1995, he asked Slatkin to join his senior staff as part of a major "management shakeup" at the Central Intelligence Agency.[1] Slatkin subsequently became the #3 person in the CIA, serving as Executive Director of the CIA from 1995 to 1997. According to The New York Times, Deutch "turned over the administration of the C.I.A." to Slatkin in this period.[2]

Slatkin's tenure at CIA was marked by controversy stemming primarily from her personal interactions with both senior intelligence executives and with rank and file employees. Additionally, both Slatkin and Deutch flagrantly disregarded security regulations by refusing to undergo the same periodic polygraph examinations required of all CIA employees. Slatkin and Deutch were noteworthy for refusing to display their CIA photo security badges while on the CIA compound in Langley Virginia. In one instance, Slatkin severely rebuked and dressed down a CIA Security Protection Officer (SPO) who asked her where her badge was, and who had politely reminded her that she was required to display it at all times while inside the compound.


Upon the appointment of Deputy CIA Director George Tenet as CIA Director in 1997, Tenet insisted that Slatkin quit as Executive Director. After her departure Slatkin was issued a formal reprimand from the Central Intelligence Agency for concealing her knowledge of egregious security violations of her former boss John Deutch after an investigation revealed that Deutch had improperly stored sensitive classified information on private home computers and on the same computers that contained downloaded pornographic material. In an unprecedented action, former Director Deutch's security clearances were revoked by George Tenet.

Later activities

Upon leaving the CIA in 1997, Slatkin joined Citigroup. There, she has held a number of jobs. In June 2011, she was made Managing Director, Lead Treasury Officer, North America Consumer Bank, Parent Co and Regulatory.

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  1. John Robinson, "Slatkin, Navy admiral, to follow Deutch to CIA," Defense Daily, May 8, 1995.
  2. Elaine Siolino, "C.I.A. Chief Charts His Own Course", The New York Times, Sept. 29, 1996.