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, and presently awaits a full Senate confirmation vote. Following her Senate confirmation hearing (https://www.banking.senate.gov/hearings/2017/11/01/executive-session-and-nomination-hearing - scroll to minute 35 for opening statement), Ms. Reed received a favorable U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs vote on December 19, 2017.
Ms. Reed 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.
Ms. Reed currently serves on several non-profit boards, including the American Swiss Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, 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-one years of experience across a variety of sectors, Ms. Reed most recently was President of the International Food Information Council Foundation. During her time at the IFIC Foundation, she worked with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and State in numerous emerging market countries around the world to increase acceptance of U.S. exports and served six times as a civil society delegate to the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization, in Geneva.
Ms. Reed 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, Ms. Reed 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, Ms. Reed 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.