Stephanie A. La Rue

Chief of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Acting Chief, Diversity & Inclusion Group

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Stephanie A. La Rue, Esq. leads efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) across the IC enterprise, serving as a principal advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and IC senior leadership. Stephanie represents the IC on all DEIA-related matters, including Congressional oversight. Stephanie negotiates and justifies National Intelligence Program funding for the DEIA mission with the Office of Management and Budget. She also serves as the IC representative to five White House initiatives focused on advancing educational equity and economic opportunity for underrepresented communities.

Stephanie brings more than a decade of leadership and national security experience to the role, including her most recent position as the chief diversity strategist for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Stephanie led the development and execution of CIA's multi-year diversity and inclusion strategy.

Before this role, Stephanie served as an attorney with CIA's Office of General Counsel in the litigation and administrative law divisions. She was the recipient of the IC Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Award for Exceptional Service and CIA’s Donald Cryer Award for exemplary contributions to CIA's mission. Stephanie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Government and Politics, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.