U.S. Senate Votes to Confirm Reta Jo Lewis as President and Chair of Export-Import Bank of the United States

10/02/2022
Member News

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate voted today to confirm Ms. Reta Jo Lewis, a Georgia native, as President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM).

Ms. Lewis will arrive to EXIM from her current position as Senior Fellow and Director of Congressional Affairs at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). She brings deep experience across foreign affairs, having served in roles at the White House, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Notably, she has also held memberships with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Leadership Council for Women on National Security. Upon her swearing in, Ms. Lewis will become the first Black woman and person of color to lead the export credit agency since its founding 88 years ago.

Chair Lewis will be sworn in at a date to be determined.

Full press release via the link

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