Darcy Pailliotet currently serves as the Chief of Leadership Development for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Leadership and Career Development, in Dallas, Texas. In this role, she is responsible for cultivating, training and providing development opportunities for current and future ICE leaders. She is leading ICE’s efforts in support of the Department of Homeland Security’s Leadership Year, a year-long campaign that highlights the important principles and values that characterize good leadership and the importance of leadership at all levels.
Ms. Pailliotet has 31 years of federal service and has been with ICE since its inception in March of 2003. Prior to her current role she served as the Senior Advisor to the ICE Chief Human Capital Officer, and the Director of Human Capital’s Dallas Service Center where she had responsibility for the successful execution of human capital operations (e.g. recruitment, hiring, benefits administration, payroll, position classification, etc.) for more than 10,000 ICE employees. She has also held the positions of Administrative Officer for Homeland Security Investigations, SAC Dallas, and Chief of Workforce Management for the ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, where she was recognized with an ICE Assistant Secretary award for her efforts in establishing a robust attorney recruitment and hiring program.
Prior to ICE, she worked for the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service, where she held various positions with the U.S. Border Patrol, Office of Examinations (now Citizenship and Immigration Services) the INS District Offices in Dallas and El Paso, Texas and at INS Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Pailliotet is happily married and has two grown sons. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling scuba diving, and mentoring current and potential federal employees.