Senior Director of Business Development

Velora Loughmiller is a senior director of business development and oversees ACDI/VOCA’s capture and proposal efforts. She contributes to business development strategy design to include corporate growth goal setting, planning, and implementation. She also establishes roles, responsibilities, processes, and procedures to increase business growth. Prior to joining ACDI/VOCA in 2017, Velora worked for more than 10 years in the defense industry with Booz Allen Hamilton leading Air Force A1 portfolio management and business development activities, including the Air Force Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Office, the Air Force Culture and Language Center, and the Air Force Negotiations Center. She holds a BS in geography from Brigham Young University and an MS in European studies from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom). Velora also holds a certificate in international affairs from New York University and is a certified Project Management Professional. She has a working knowledge of Spanish and French.