FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 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 Ryan McCormack as Chief of Staff.
Mr. McCormack previously served as EXIM Deputy Chief of Staff since November 2019. In that capacity, Mr. McCormack served as an adviser to Chairman Reed, providing guidance on policy, operations, communications, and strategy affecting all aspects of the agency’s mission.
“I am delighted that Ryan McCormack will serve as EXIM’s Chief of Staff and work with me and our agency’s outstanding 515-person team as we deliver on EXIM’s very important mission: supporting U.S. jobs by facilitating American exports,” said EXIM Chairman Reed. “I have had the pleasure of working with Ryan for the past ten months and witnessed first-hand his leadership skills, work ethic, professional commitment, knowledge, and drive to make a positive difference for our nation. He will be an exceptional Chief of Staff.”
“I am grateful to Chairman Reed for the opportunity to serve in this new role,” said Mr. McCormack. “It truly is a privilege to be a part of the great team at EXIM. I look forward to continuing to work together with the Chairman, Board of Directors, and my colleagues to continue our work in support of U.S. jobs while protecting the American taxpayer.”
Prior to joining EXIM, Mr. McCormack served as Legislative Director for U.S. Representative Sean Duffy of Wisconsin. On Capitol Hill, Mr. McCormack advised on a diverse portfolio of policy matters including international trade, financial services, tax, and appropriations. Mr. McCormack has spent nearly a decade building relationships in Congress, across federal agencies, and with stakeholders throughout the country.
The Chief of Staff is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of EXIM, including the Office of the Chairman. In direct support of the Chairman, the Chief of Staff provides guidance and leadership on agency operations, policy development, communications strategy, congressional outreach, and external engagement.
Mr. McCormack received a BA in International Relations, Political Science, and European Studies from Canisius College.
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.