As deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Ms. Krayem provided strategic oversight and served as senior advisor to Secretary Rodney Slater on domestic and international policy, regulatory, legislative, budget, safety, and security covering aviation, maritime, rail, highway, transit, pipeline, and motor carrier issues for a department with a $60 billion budget and 100,000 employees worldwide. She also served as the Chief of Staff and Acting Deputy Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration at DOT. There, she focused on freight railroad safety matters, Amtrak, high speed rail corridors, and maglev issues in addition to broader passenger and rail matters. Ms. Krayem also served as director of special projects for the Denver Summit of the Eight, U.S. Department of State, serving as the lead for the Summit to all embassy staff for the G8 countries, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Russia.

At the U.S. Department of Commerce, both within the Office of the Secretary and the International Trade Administration, Ms. Krayem held various senior positions. During that time, she focused her efforts on counseling state and local governments, as well as private sector companies, on the keys to exporting, from identifying export finance opportunities and understanding export controls to helping companies find matchmaking opportunities throughout the globe.

Ms. Krayem has also worked extensively with the DHS since its creation in 2002. She works on a host of security matters, including port, cargo, and supply chain security; international aviation issues; emergency communications and interoperability needs; emergency preparedness and response capabilities; border security; CFIUS; avian flu and pandemic preparedness; as well as U.S.-VISIT and other biometric-related programs. She has helped private sector clients successfully identify funding opportunities within DHS, created public-private partnerships with the various DHS agencies, and assisted in negotiations with the procurement officers within the Department. Ms. Krayem has helped public sector entities identify and apply for applicable grant programs within the Department. In all of these efforts, she works on a daily basis with officials in the Office of the Secretary and key officials in the Policy Office, the Transportation Security Administration, the Customs and Border Protection Agency, FEMA, the Fire Administration, and the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), among others. She also works closely with the White House Homeland Security Counsel on policy and regulatory issues affecting the DHS.

Ms. Krayem works on a daily basis with a variety of Executive Branch agencies in addition to DHS, including the U.S. Departments of Transportation, State, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Education, the Environmental Protection Agency, and others. She also works extensively with key committees on the Hill including Appropriations, Homeland Security, Transportation and Infrastructure, Commerce, Ways and Means, International Affairs, Banking, and Foreign Relations. She continues to help both public and private sector clients successfully ensure that legislation is inclusive of them in various ways from ensuring eligibility requirements to providing agencies with guidance on policy and regulatory procedures.