Sonya L. Holt's was selected as the Agency's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO). On August 22nd, 2018. As a veteran officer who served more than three decades at CIA, Sonya brings a wealth of experience and expertise to DIO. She is widely known for putting people first in order to accomplish CIA's mission and has a proven record track record as an inclusive leader and a champion for diversity.
Prior to her selection as DIO, Sonya led the Director's Advisory Group on Women in Leadership (DAG), which last month completed its five-year tenure. In her role overseeing the completion of the DAG effort, Sonya and her team successfully worked through the implementation plan stemming from the Study Group's overall goal of increasing senior leadership opportunities for women at CIA and to improve opportunities for all employees.
Throughout her 34 year Agency career, Sonya has served in a range of impactful leadership positions at Langley and in the field within the Directorates of Support and Science and Technology, and in the Director's Area. Sonya many career highlights include her Joint Duty role as the Chief of Staff in the Pentagon's Human Capital Management Office; Program Manager for the Director's External Advisory Board, as well as well as a number of key positions at CIA's Recruitment Center, including a tour as the Southeast Regional Recruiter.