Corina Avalos McAleenan
Corina Avalos McAleenan is the lovely wife of Kevin McAleenan -the head of the Department of Homeland Security.
Corina’s husband previously served as head of Customs and Border Patrol and was the nation’s top border security official; he was sworn into that job in March 2018. Prior to his confirmation, he was acting commissioner beginning Jan. 20, 2017.
Born in Hawaii, Kevin earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Amherst College in Massachusetts. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and practiced law in California prior to government service.
Following the 9/11 terror attacks, McAleenan focused on national security issues. In November 2001, he helped establish the Office of Antiterrorism in Washington, D.C. Two years later, he became executive director.
From 2006 to 2008, he served as area port director of Los Angeles International Airport, directing CBP’s border security operations. He went onto held several leadership positions at CBP and at one of its agencies, the U.S. Customs Service. In December 2011, he became acting assistant commissioner of CBP’s Office of Field Operations.
The 47-year-old is married to Corina Avalos McAleenan. The couple has been married since 2002 and together are the parents of two daughters 12-year-old Tatiana and 9-year-old Caitlin.
But Corina Avalos McAleenan is not only a dedicated spouse and mother, she’s also a career woman.
Corina Avalos, a California native attended Grant High School (Los Angeles). After high school, Avalos studied sociology at California State University in Northridge. She went on to earn a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
According to social media, the brunette works in the financial industry. She serves as team leader at Deloitte -where she has been working since 2004.
According to her LinkedIn, McAleenan’s other roles within Deloitte have included Federal Resource Manager, Federal S&O Milestone Learning Program Manager, S&O East Region Lead Deployment Advisor in Commercial Practice, and National GM Deployment Leader. Her current position is listed as Deployment Specialist Team Leader, a position she has held since June of 2018.
Prior to becoming an executive at Deloitte, Corina Avalos served as a Management and Operations Program Analyst for the Secret Service.
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