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Stephanie O’Sullivan, principal deputy director of national intelligence and a 1982 civil engineering graduate of Missouri S&T, will speak about her journey from working as a civil engineer to leading the U.S. in national intelligence. The campus community is invited to “Stephanie O’Sullivan: A Leadership Story” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Room 121 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall. It is presented by the civil, architectural and environmental engineering department and the Society of Women Engineers.
O’Sullivan was sworn in as the principal deputy director of national intelligence in 2011. She serves in a role similar to a chief operating officer, focusing on the operations of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She manages intelligence community coordination and information sharing.
Earlier in her career, O’Sullivan held various management positions in the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology, where her responsibilities included systems acquisition and research and development in fields ranging from power sources to biotechnology. She joined the CIA in 1995 after working for the Office of Naval Intelligence.