Kimberly McLeroy Lewis
Kim McLeroy Lewis is a Special Advisor to the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies. In 2005, Ms. McLeroy Lewis emerged from her undercover life in the CIA. Most of her 20-year Agency career was spent as a case officer for the Counterterrorism Center , including service as the CIA's counterterrorism referent to USCENTCOM and USSOCOM. She worked closely with the FBI, Customs, Secret Service, and other domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies on bombing, kidnapping, money laundering, and terrorism investigations against Usama bin Ladin, Palestinian groups, the FARC of Colombia, and Peru 's Shining Path.
Ms. McLeroy Lewis graduated from Florida State University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1976, with degrees in Economics and Dance. She completed post-graduate work at La Universidad Autonoma in Guadalajara , Mexico , in Latin American Economics, and received a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird in Glendale , Arizona in 1978.
Today Ms. McLeroy Lewis often works with the news media, contributing to foreign affairs pieces for both print and television. Among her areas of special expertise are HUMINT, tradecraft, Intelligence Community management, and the economics of terrorism.
Ms. McLeroy Lewis is a sought-after consultant, analyst, and military trainer with a major defense contractor. Her specialty is instruction for US military interrogators and case officers, and for US and foreign law enforcement officers working counterterrorism.
As an educator Ms. McLeroy Lewis teaches graduate and post-graduate level courses on terrorism and intelligence operations for California University of Protection and Intelligence Management and hold the position of Assistant Chief Academic Officer of the University.