Executive Director NCTC

Executive Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Tricia Wellman

Tricia S. Wellman

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Tricia S. Wellman joined NCTC in September 2015 as the Center’s first Executive Director. Ms. Wellman most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Policy and Strategy and the IC Information Sharing and Safeguarding Executive. In those roles, she oversaw the formulation and implementation of IC-wide policy and strategy on a full range of intelligence issues, including collection, analysis, requirements, management and information sharing and she provided overall leadership for ODNI and IC information sharing initiatives.

From January 2007 to April 2013 she was a Senior Associate General Counsel and then a Deputy General Counsel in ODNI’s Office of General Council where she handled a range of legal issues facing the ODNI, including litigation, legislation, and Guantanamo Bay detainee issues.

Prior to joining the ODNI, Ms. Wellman spent 12 years at the Department of Justice.

Ms. Wellman received her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her Juris Doctor from George Mason University. She has received numerous awards including the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal and the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award.