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Avril Haines
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7th Director of National Intelligence
Assumed office
January 21, 2021
President Joe Biden
Preceded by John Ratcliffe
Deputy National Security Advisor
In office
January 11, 2015 – January 20, 2017
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Tony Blinken
Succeeded by K. T. McFarland
4th Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
In office
August 9, 2013 – January 10, 2015
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Michael Morell
Succeeded by David S. Cohen
Personal details
Born
Avril Danica Haines

August 29, 1969 (1969-08-29) (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) David Davighi
Education University of Chicago (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)

Avril Danica Haines (born August 29, 1969) is an American lawyer and politician. In January 2021, Haines became the 7th Director of National Intelligence during the Joe Biden administration.

She was the White House Deputy National Security Advisor in Barack Obama's administration. She was Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the first woman to hold this position.

On November 23, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced his plans to nominate Haines for Director of National Intelligence, which would make her the first woman to hold this position. She was confirmed in a 84–10 vote on January 20, 2021. Haines is the first female National Intelligence Director in American history.

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