FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 31, 2020
Office of Communications (202) 565-3207
WASHINGTON —President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Kimberly A. Reed today announced the appointment of Luke J. Lindberg as Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Officer.
Mr. Lindberg previously served as EXIM Senior Vice President of External Engagement since July 2019, where he oversaw EXIM’s two advisory committees; managed relationships with key stakeholders, both internationally and domestically; executed key programs like the Strengthening American Competitiveness and All America initiatives; and hosted the largest Annual Conference in the agency’s history. In addition to his work in the Office of External Engagement, Mr. Lindberg has been overseeing strategic initiatives, risk management, and board-level transactions for Chairman Reed since August 2020.
“Luke’s promotion to Chief Strategy Officer is long overdue and I’m delighted that he will also serve as EXIM’s Chief of Staff where he will work alongside me and our agency’s outstanding 515-person team to execute EXIM’s mission: supporting U.S. jobs by facilitating American exports,” said Chairman Reed. “Since joining EXIM, Luke has played an outsized role in delivering on several key agency priorities like EXIM’s reauthorization, the agency’s response to COVID-19, and establishing the Program on China and Transformational Exports. The unique blend of financial acumen, executive presence, and strategic thinking that Luke brings to the table will continue to serve EXIM well as we execute on deals around the world.”
“Chairman Reed has put together a tremendous team and I’m honored to work alongside the many talented individuals here at EXIM,” said Mr. Lindberg. “Throughout my tenure, I have had the benefit of witnessing, first-hand, the ingenuity of our American companies across a wide variety of sectors. In this new position, I look forward helping them grow their exports and in-turn, support our great American workers.”
Before joining EXIM, Mr. Lindberg worked for Sanford Health, a multi-billion-dollar health care system in the American Midwest, where he held the roles of: Interim Chief-of-Staff, Director of External Affairs, and Director of Global Operations. In his time at Sanford Health, Mr. Lindberg managed teams in a variety of countries and assisted in developing and implementing corporate strategy at the highest levels of the organization. Prior to moving to South Dakota in 2016, he worked for IBM in their Global Business Services practice in Washington, D.C.
The Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Officer is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and strategic planning of EXIM, including the Office of the Chairman. In direct support of the Chairman, the Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Officer provides guidance and leadership on agency operations, strategic initiatives, risk management, national security, policy development, communications strategy, congressional outreach, and external engagement.
Mr. Lindberg received an MBA and a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Maryland. He also has a BA in Government and Politics also from the University of Maryland.
EXIM is an independent federal agency that promotes and supports American jobs by providing competitive and necessary export credit to support sales of U.S. goods and services to international buyers. A robust EXIM can level the global playing field for U.S. exporters when they compete against foreign companies that receive support from their governments. EXIM also contributes to U.S. economic growth by helping to create and sustain hundreds of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. In recent years, approximately 90 percent of the total number of the agency’s authorizations has directly supported small businesses. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt.
For more information about EXIM, please visit www.exim.gov.