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Daniel Renaud, Associate Director, Field Operations Directorate

Background Experience/Significant Achievements

Daniel M. Renaud has served as a federal immigration professional since 1988. His career began with the Legalization program in Vermont. In 1989, he later joined the Vermont Service Center as an adjudicator and was promoted to supervisor in 1996. Renaud was selected as a branch chief in the Headquarters Field Services Operations Division, where he was responsible for providing operational guidance to field offices. In that capacity, he served as operations coordinator on the LIFE Act implementation team and was the project manager for the indirect and direct mail processes. He was also a key player in planning and establishing the National Benefits Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and the USCIS/Treasury Lockbox in Chicago, Illinois. He served as the fourth director of the Vermont Service Center from 2008-2013. In March 2013, Renaud became the acting chief of the Immigrant Investor Program (IPO). This period marked an unparalleled time of scrutiny and change and the establishment of the IPO as a stand-alone office which relocated from California to Washington, D.C. He later transitioned to the role of deputy associate director for the Field Operations Directorate and began serving as the associate director on February 22, 2015.


Renaud has a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Vermont in Burlington.

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