Member Profile - Kimberly Reed
Nominee, President, Export-Import Bank of the United States (awaiting Senate confirmation)
West Virginia University College of Law
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Kimberly A. Reed was nominated by President Trump to be the President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States on June 20, 2018, a position that also includes being Chairman of the Bank並_s Board of Directors. She presently awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate. Reed previously was nominated to be First Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Following her confirmation hearing (https://www.banking.senate.gov/hearings/2017/11/01/executive-session-and-nomination-hearing - scroll to minute 35 for opening statement), Reed received a favorable U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs vote on December 19, 2017. 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. Reed currently serves on several non-profit boards, including the American Swiss Foundation, Alzheimer並_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 twenty-two years of experience across a variety of sectors, Reed most recently was President of the International Food Information Council Foundation. During her time at the IFIC Foundation, she collaborated with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and State in numerous emerging market countries around the world to increase acceptance of U.S. food and agriculture 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. At the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Reed headed the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, where she oversaw the award of $4 billion in New Markets Tax Credits, loans, and grants to financial institutions and economic development groups investing in distressed communities across the nation, and also served as Senior Advisor to Secretaries John Snow and Henry Paulson. As counsel to three committees in the U.S. House of Representatives 並_ the Ways and Means, Government Reform and Oversight, and Education and the Workforce Committees 並_ Reed focused on oversight and reform of federal agencies. She was vice president for financial markets policy relations at Lehman Brothers in New York. In 2012, Reed was named one of the (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and has been honored with the U.S. Department of the Treasury Meritorious Service Award and Secretary並_s Honor Award and West Virginia Wesleyan College Young Alumni Achievement Award. She has been recognized as a 並_Young Professional Leader並_ 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並_s rights around the world. Originally from Buckhannon, West Virginia, 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.
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