Nicole R. Nason serves as the Vice President of Federal Affairs for Commercial Aviation, Sustainability, and Corporate Policy in Boeing Government Operations. In this role, Nicole is responsible for the development and execution of all legislative strategy and engagement regarding commercial aviation, environmental and corporate policy matters for Boeing.
Prior to joining Boeing, Ms. Nason served as the Chief Safety Officer and Head of External Affairs at Cavnue, a company that combines technology and road infrastructure to unlock the full potential of connected and autonomous vehicles.
Previously, Nicole served as the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation. In this role, she led a Modal Administration of over 2700 employees responsible for the Nation’s $50 billion Federal-aid highway program. Ms. Nason also previously served in other roles at the U.S. Department of Transportation, notably as the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs.
Prior to FHWA, Ms. Nason served as the Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Administration at the Department of State where she was responsible for worldwide logistics infrastructure, emergency management readiness, language services, domestic real property and facilities, and overseeing more than $9 billion in global contracting activities.
Earlier in her career, she also worked as counsel for the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and Government Relations Counsel at MetLife, Inc.
A black belt in karate, Ms. Nason created Project Koe in 2014, empowering women and improving health and fitness using traditional Japanese martial arts techniques. Her TEDxTalk "Finding Your Inner Kiai" can be found on YouTube.
She is a member of the Board of Advisors for the School of Public Affairs at American University. Nicole also serves on the Board of Directors for Kensington Capital Acquisition Corporation IV and Maniv Mobility.
Ms. Nason earned a B.A. in political science at American University and a J.D. at Case Western Reserve University.