Todd Johannessen retired from the Central Intelligence Agency after twenty-six years in analysis and operations where he covered a range of issues from Eastern Europe to counterterrorism to South Asia. He served overseas twice working counterterrorism and analysis in Europe. Todd moved into the management ranks and retired after running the Agency’s program for placing analysis in the field. He was a founding member of the CIA's LGBT employee resource group ANGLE and was named an Out Leader by Out in National Security in 2023. Prior to the Agency he also worked as a contractor at the Department of Energy’s nuclear material security program. He is an alum of George Washington University’s Security Policy Studies program (MA ’95) and American University (BA ’92). Since retiring he has served as a consultant and adjust professor.