Steven L. Hall retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 2015 after 30 years of running and managing intelligence operations in Eurasia and Latin America. Mr. Hall finished his career as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service, the small cadre of officers who are the senior-most leaders of the CIA's Clandestine Service. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Chief of Central Eurasia Division, overseeing intelligence operations in the countries of the former Soviet Union and the former Warsaw Pact. As an executive at CIA headquarters, Mr. Hall also focused on cyber threats, security and counterintelligence, and counterterrorism. He has been a Chief of Station overseas multiple times, and has worked closely with the FBI, the U.S. Military, the State Department, and other U.S. Government agencies. Mr. Hall also acted as the Clandestine Service’s senior liaison officer to Congressional intelligence oversight committees in Washington, D.C. Currently, Mr. Hall is a national security analyst for CNN.
Mr. Hall has spent most of his career overseas and has immersed himself in the politics, history, and culture of the countries in which he has served. Mr. Hall has working professional language ability in Russian, and speaks Spanish fluently. Over the years, Mr. Hall has developed and presented lectures on a variety of topics of interest to young officers at CIA, and has always enjoyed building and working with teams eager to learn.
Mr. Hall is a recipient of CIA’s Donovan Award, as well as CIA’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia.