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Speakers » Kimberly Reed

  • Past President

  • International Food Information Council Foundation

  • USA

Kimberly Reed was nominated to be the First Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in October 2017 and awaits confirmation by the United States Senate. She currently serves on several non-profit boards, including the Alzheimer’s Association and American Swiss Foundation.  Ms. Reed is a noted international speaker and has testified before the U.S. Congress, United Nations, and American Medical Association.

With more than twenty years of experience across a variety of sectors, Ms. Reed most recently was President of the International Food Information Council Foundation. She 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 and Vice President for Financial Markets Policy Relations at Lehman Brothers in New York.

Ms. Reed was named one of the “100 Women Leaders in STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in 2012 and was the first woman elected as Chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association in 2016.  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 is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and has spent time in more than 100 countries.