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Nora Khalil

Nora Khalil

Vice President, Legislative Affairs

Nora Khalil is AIA’s Vice President of Legislative Affairs, where she oversees AIA’s extensive Capitol Hill outreach on topics including government funding, defense, space and civil aviation policy, and more.

Khalil joined AIA with more than two decades of experience in the private and public sectors, including tenures in Congress and the Executive Branch. Throughout her career, Khalil has focused on strategic external outreach, connecting Congress with key stakeholders to advance critical national security and legislative priorities. Most recently, Khalil was a professional staff member for the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee; she also served as the top Republican staffer on the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Committee.  

From 2017 to 2020, Khalil served as Associate Administrator for External Affairs at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Prior to that, she held similar roles at the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board and the Naval Reactors division of NNSA. Khalil began her career on Capitol Hill serving as Legislative Director for two House appropriators, former Rep. Ron Packard (R-Calif.), and Chairwoman Emerita Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas). Khalil is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in California. 

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