Lauren Khair is a Director in NRECA’s Business and Technology Strategies department. Prior to NRECA, she worked for the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), where she developed and led the quality assurance process for the three major electricity surveys. At NRECA, she currently leads NRECA’s Infrastructure initiative and the Department of Defense engagement. Lauren manages research projects totaling over $10 million, primarily focused on military energy and cybersecurity. A native of Northern Virginia, Lauren earned her B.A. from James Madison University and a Master’s in Public Policy from George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government.