Member Profile - Kimberly Reed
West Virginia University College of Law
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Kimberly Reed is President Trump's nominee to serve as President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), a position that also includes being Chairman of EXIM’s Board of Directors. On February 26, 2019, the United States Senate Banking Committee favorably reported Reed’s nomination to the full Senate with a bipartisan and unanimous vote of 25-0. She now awaits full Senate consideration.
Reed previously received favorable bipartisan Senate Banking Committee votes during the 115th Congress to be EXIM’s President and Chairman (2018) and First Vice President and Vice Chairman (2017).
Reed is a senior executive with a 23-year career across a variety of sectors and has led efforts focused on American job creation, trade, economic development, and government reform. She is a noted international speaker and has testified before the United States Congress, United Nations, and American Medical Association.
Reed most recently served as President of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation where she collaborated with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and State to increase acceptance of U.S. exports in emerging market countries. 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 tax credits, loans, and grants to financial institutions and economic development groups investing in distressed communities across the nation. She also served as Senior Advisor to Secretaries John Snow and Henry Paulson. As counsel to three committees in the U.S. House of Representatives—the Ways and Means, Government Reform and Oversight, and Education and the Workforce Committees—she focused on oversight and reform of federal agencies. She was Vice President for Financial Markets Policy Relations at Lehman Brothers in New York.
Recognized as one of the “100 Women Leaders in STEM,” Reed serves on the boardsof the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement and American Swiss Foundation and was the first woman elected as Chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association. She previously served the boards of the Alzheimer’s Association, Tax Coalition, National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research, and West Virginia Wesleyan College.
Originally from Buckhannon, West Virginia, Reed earned her J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law and B.S. from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), earned a Professional Certificate in Finance from the New York Institute of Finance, and has spent time in more than one hundred countries.
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