Executive Director of the Arab American Institute (AAI)
Maya Berry is Executive Director of the Arab American Institute (AAI), steering the Institute's policy agenda. In 1996 she established AAI’s first Government Relations department, which she led for 5 years before becoming Legislative Director for House Minority Whip David Bonior, where she managed the Congressman's legislative strategy and developed policies on international relations, human rights, immigration, civil rights and liberties, and trade. Previously, Berry co-founded a private consulting company focused on improving U.S. bilateral relations with the Arab world on the economic, political, and cultural fronts. In her personal capacity, Berry is a long-time Democratic Party activist who served as a member of the 2016 Democratic National Convention’s Platform Standing Committee and has attended all but one Democratic National Convention as a Delegate, Alternate or Standing Committee Member since 1992.