Kimberly A. Reed is a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Freedom and Prosperity Center. She also currently serves on the board of directors of various public companies and non-profit organizations. 

Ms. Reed previously served as the chairman of the board of directors, president, and chief executive officer of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) from 2019 to 2021, the first woman to hold that position.

During her tenure at EXIM, she oversaw $135 billion in financing authority for loans, guarantees, and insurance to support tens of thousands of American jobs and the export US goods and services around the world.

Earlier in her career, Reed was president of the International Food Information Council Foundation, where she worked with multinational food and agribusiness companies on agriculture, nutrition, health, and sustainability issues. In addition, she served as a senior advisor to US Treasury Secretaries Henry Paulson and John Snow; chief executive officer of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund; and counsel to three committees of the US Congress, where she conducted oversight and investigations.

Recognized as one of the “100 Women Leaders in STEM” and as one of the Washingtonian’s “Most Powerful Women in Washington,” Reed received the US Department of Defense’s highest civilian award for furthering economic and national security and is a life member at the Council on Foreign Relations. She earned her JD from West Virginia University College of Law and her BS in biology and BA in government from West Virginia Wesleyan College.