Kimberly A. Reed is the first woman Chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association. On October 3, 2017, she was nominated by President Trump to be the First Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. 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.
Kim currently serves on several non-profit boards, including the Alzheimer’s Association, American Swiss Foundation, and Alzheimer's Impact Movement, 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 on a range of topics, and has testified before the U.S. Congress, United Nations, and American Medical Association.
Kim has extensive experience at senior levels in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she was President of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Working with global agricultural and food supply chain, health and nutrition experts, educators, government officials, and journalists, the IFIC Foundation is the nation’s leading non-profit focused on communicating science-based information about health, nutrition, and food safety for the public good.
Kim also served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretaries Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and John W. Snow; 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, loans, and grants to financial institutions and economic development groups for investing in economically distressed communities; 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 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.