Leon E. Panetta

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Former US Secretary of Defense

Leon Panetta served as United States Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013 and as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2011.

Prior to that, Panetta was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993, served as Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1993 to 1994, and served as former President Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997. Panetta is the cofounder and chairman of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy and currently serves as moderator of the Leon Panetta Lecture Series, a program he created. He previously served as Distinguished Scholar to Chancellor Charles B. Reed of the California State University System and professor of public policy at Santa Clara University.