Beth Sanner is a resident distinguished fellow at GMF. Before this, Sanner was deputy director of national intelligence for mission integration. In this role she served as the president’s intelligence briefer.  Previously, she served as the director of the president’s daily brief and as vice chair of the National Intelligence Council.  

For 35 years, Sanner served in a wide range of leadership, staff, policy, and analytic positions in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, and the US Department of State. Prior to joining ODNI, Sanner held several senior leadership positions in the CIA’s Directorate of Analysis, including leading the analytic effort on South Asia and serving as the deputy for analysis for Russian and European affairs. She also held analytic leadership roles for the Balkans, Central Europe, and Southeast Asia.  Ms. Sanner was the Director of the Career Analyst Program, the training program for all new CIA analysts. 

Sanner is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College, where she earned a master’s degree in national security strategy.