Leon Panetta

Co-Chairs

Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta is most recently the former Secretary of Defense (2011-13) and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2009-11). Previously, he served as President Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff (1994-97), Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1993-94), and a United States Representative from California's 17th district (1977-93). During his time in Congress, he chaired the House Committee on the Budget from 1989-93, and served as chairman of many subcommittees and task forces. He founded the Panetta Institute for Public Policy in 1998 with his wife, Sylvia, and serves on many boards and commissions, including the Public Policy Institute of California.