Ms. Reed has been recognized as one of the "100 Women Leaders in STEM."
The University School of Public Health-Bloomington's top advisory board, the Dean's Alliance, welcomes its newest member, Kimberly A. Reed. Ms. Reed is the eighth new member of the alliance in recent months, joining such high-profile leaders as Kansas Governor and School alumna Laura Kelly; Pierre Theodore, physician and Vice President, Medical Affairs, Global Public Health, for Johnson & Johnson; and Arne Astrup, physician, eminent scientist, and Program Director at Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Ms. Reed is a senior executive and former public official who brings 25 years of government, corporate, international, board, and nonprofit experience to the Dean's Alliance. She most recently served as the first woman Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), where she worked helping companies to succeed in the competitive global marketplace.
A recipient of the U.S. Department of Defense's highest civilian award, the Medal for Distinguished Public Service, and the first recipient of EXIM's highest honor, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Award, Ms. Reed has been recognized as one of the "100 Women Leaders in STEM," Washingtonian magazine's "Most Powerful Women in Washington," and West Virginia Executive magazine's "Lawyers and Leaders."
The School of Public Health-Bloomington relies on the Dean's Alliance board members for strategic planning guidance and advice. During their most recent meeting, March 11–12, 2021, they discussed the importance of women in STEM leadership, promotion of justice, diversity, and inclusion in public health, expansion of the School's laboratory facilities, and the School's exciting new PhD programs in Biostatistics and Nutrition.
"That the global community is really one population and that the health of all persons in all locations are intertwined has never been more apparent than today. Ms. Reed's expertise in international and domestic finance, nutrition, and health will provide us vital insights," says IU School of Public Health-Bloomington Dean David B. Allison. "It is especially apt that we celebrate Ms. Reed joining the Dean's Alliance in March, as this is Women's History Month. Ms. Reed's commitment to and role modelling of leadership achievement for women in STEM supports a major shared value of our school and provides inspiration to us all."