Kimberly A. Reed was nominated by President Trump to be the First Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States on October 3, 2017. She also worked for the Trump-Pence Presidential Transition on the U.S. Department of the Treasury Landing Team and was Co-Chair of the Trump Agriculture and Rural Advisory Committee. She was the first woman elected as Chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association in 2016.
Kim currently serves on several non-profit boards, including the Alzheimer’s Association, American Swiss Foundation, Alzheimer's Impact Movement, and Republican National Lawyers Association, and previously served on the boards of West Virginia Wesleyan College, Tax Coalition, and National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research. She is a noted international speaker and has testified before the U.S. Congress, United Nations, and American Medical Association.
With more than twenty years of experience across a variety of sectors, Ms. Reed most recently was President of the International Food Information Council Foundation. She served at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as Senior Advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretaries John Snow and Henry Paulson and Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, where she oversaw efforts to provide $4 billion in financing to financial institutions and economic development groups that were investing in economically distressed communities. Ms. Reed also was Counsel to three Congressional Committees in the U.S. House of Representatives – the Ways and Means, Government Reform and Oversight, and Education and the Workforce Committees – and Vice President for Financial Markets Policy Relations at Lehman Brothers in New York.
In 2012, Kim was named one of the "100 Women Leaders in STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and has been honored with the U.S. Department of the Treasury Meritorious Service Award and Secretary’s Honor Award and West Virginia Wesleyan College Young Alumni Achievement Award. She has been recognized as a “Young Professional Leader” by the American Swiss Foundation, American Council on Germany, Atlantic Bridge, and American Council of Young Political Leaders, and teaches democracy-building courses in emerging nations in order to advance freedom and women’s rights around the world.
Originally from Buckhannon, West Virginia, Kim holds a law degree from West Virginia University College of Law and a dual undergraduate degree in biology and government and a minor in chemistry from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She also is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), has a Certificate in Finance from the New York Institute of Finance, and has spent time in more than 100 countries.