Law Enforcement Analyst
Tom Fuentes is a national security and law enforcement analyst for CNN.
Tom Fuentes is a national security and law enforcement analyst for CNN. He is the President of Fuentes International, L.L.C., a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. He has been an executive consultant to Tate, Inc., Palantir Technologies, Inc. and Deloitte Consulting, Inc. He is also a member of the U.S. State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council. In 2013 he joined Morris & McDaniel, Inc. as vice president for International Development. Fuentes received the Society of Asian Federal Officers' Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.
Fuentes served as Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Office of International Operations, from 2004 until his retirement in November 2008. His 29-year career in the FBI included 11 years as a member of the U.S. Government's Senior Executive Service.
Fuentes directed the Office of International Operations, which included offices at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; and 76 Legal Attaché offices in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. He also directed FBI personnel assigned to Interpol's Washington, D.C., United Nations, and General Secretariat office in Lyon, France; as well as Europol's Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.
Fuentes is a 2007 graduate of the FBI's National Executive Institute and is a member of the FBI's National Academy Associates. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He served as a member of the IACP's International Policing Steering Committee, and the G-8 Law Enforcement Projects Group. Fuentes also served as a member of the Executive Committee of Interpol from 2006 through 2009. Interpol is comprised of 190 member countries.
Fuentes served as Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Indianapolis Division. He was the first FBI executive on-scene commander in Iraq; Chief of the Organized Crime Section, FBIHQ; Assistant Special Agent in Charge, San Francisco Division; Assistant Inspector, Inspection Division, FBIHQ; and Supervisor, Chicago Division.
Fuentes was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in Economics, Business Administration and Public Service Administration degrees from Governors State University, University Park, Illinois.