Kimberly Reed, J.D., CAE
Kimberly Reed is President of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Working with health and nutrition experts, government officials, journalists, academicians, and global food, beverage, and agricultural industry professionals, the IFIC Foundation (www.foodinsight.org) is the nation’s leading charitable organization dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating the science of health, nutrition, and food safety for the public good.
Joining the IFIC Foundation in 2009, Kim also serves at its related association, the International Food Information Council, as Senior Vice President for Membership, International Relations, and Strategic Initiatives.
Recognized as one of the 100 Women Leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Kim serves on the boards of the National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research, Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer's Impact Movement, and American Swiss Foundation, and is the first female Chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association. She served on the Board of Trustees of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 2007 to 2014.
Kim has extensive experience at senior levels in both the public and private sectors, including as Senior Advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretaries Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and John W. Snow. She was 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 and grants to financial institutions and economic development groups for investing in economically distressed communities. Kim also served as Counsel to three Congressional Committees and Vice President for Financial Markets Policy Relations at Lehman Brothers in New York.
Originally from Buckhannon, West Virginia, Kim earned 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).
Kim was honored with the U.S. Department of the Treasury Meritorious Service Award and Secretary’s Honor Award, and the 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 to leaders in emerging nations in order to advance freedom and women’s rights around the world.