Kimberly A. Reed serves as President of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation.
Working with global food, beverage, and agricultural industry professionals, health and nutrition experts, educators, government officials, and journalists, the IFIC Foundation (www.foodinsight.org) is the nation’s leading non-profit focused on communicating science-based information about health, nutrition, and food safety for the public good. Kim is a noted international speaker on a range of topics, with a special focus on those issues most important as the world’s population grows from seven to nine billion between now and 2050.
Kim currently serves in leadership roles on several non-profit boards, including Chair of the Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association and Executive Committee Member of Alzheimer’s Association National Board of Directors. She also is on the boards of the American Swiss Foundation, Alzheimer's Impact Movement, and National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research. Kim previously served on the boards of West Virginia Wesleyan College and the Tax Coalition.
Kim has extensive experience at senior levels in both the public and private sectors, including as Senior Advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretaries Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and John W. Snow. She was Director of U.S. Treasury Department’s sole grant program – the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund – and was responsible for awarding nearly $4 billion in tax credits and grants to financial institutions and economic development groups for investing in economically distressed communities. Kim also served as Counsel to three Congressional Committees in the U.S. House of Representatives – the House Ways and Means, Government Reform and Oversight, and Education and 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 the 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.