S. Leslie Ireland has served as the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis since 2010. In this role, Ms. Ireland leads the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, which is responsible for the receipt, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence related to the Department's mission to safeguard the international financial system from abuse and to combat threats to U.S. national security.
Ms. Ireland also serves as the National Intelligence Manager for Threat Finance under the Director of National Intelligence.
Ms. Ireland has been a career intelligence officer for 30 years and has held a variety of positions in the analytical, collection, interagency and policy communities. Prior to joining Treasury, she was intelligence briefer to President Obama. Before that, she served as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Iran Mission Manager, where she was responsible for integrating collection and analysis on Iran across the Intelligence Community.
During her career, she has also served as Executive Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence and in various analytical and management portfolios at CIA related to the Middle East and weapons of mass destruction. Ms. Ireland was also detailed to the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Country Director for Iran and Kuwait.
Ms. Ireland is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, awarded for service as the DNI Iran Mission Manager, and the CIA's Intelligence Commendation Medal, awarded for analytical work in support of Operation Desert Storm.
She is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College with a B.A. in Government and holds an M.A. in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University.