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EXIM Names Lisa V. Terry Chief Ethics Officer


Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Lawton King, lawton.king@exim.gov, 202-565-3200

Washington, D.C. – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) today announced the appointment of Lisa V. Terry as Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics Officer.

Ms. Terry re-joins EXIM to head the newly created Office of Ethics after serving as General Counsel of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. She previously worked with EXIM Bank from 2006 to 2013, including as EXIM Bank’s Assistant General Counsel for Administration. 

“I am pleased that Lisa is returning to EXIM Bank to lead our Office of Ethics,” said Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg. “Lisa’s extensive experience in federal government ethics make her the best person for the position.”

Ms. Terry brings 25 years of public-and private-sector legal experience in Washington, DC, including nearly 20 years in the field of federal ethics law. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Gladys Kessler at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She received a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and a B.A. in French Language from the University of Virginia.

The Chief Ethics Officer position was established in the 2015 EXIM Charter, and the appointment is subject to the approval of EXIM’s board of directors.



EXIM is an independent federal agency that supports and maintains U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. The Bank provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital guarantees and export credit insurance, to promote the sale of U.S. goods and services abroad. Almost ninety percent of its transactions directly serve American small businesses.

In fiscal year 2015, EXIM approved $12.4 billion in total authorizations. These authorizations supported an estimated $17 billion in U.S. export sales, as well as approximately 109,000 American jobs in communities across the country.

Small business exporters can learn about how EXIM products can empower them to increase foreign sales by clicking here. For more information about EXIM, visit www.exim.gov.