June 15, 2017: Isabel M. K. Patelunas was nominated as the Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Patelunas, of Pennsylvania, is a member of the Senior Intelligence Service at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where she has worked since 1989. She has held management posts at the CIA for the last fifteen years. She was previously the Deputy Director of the CIA’s Office of Middle East and North Africa Analysis, and she was the Director of the Advanced Analysis Training Program. Patelunas received her M.A. in international relations from the University of Maryland. The CIA is an independent federal government agency.