Export-Import Bank of the United States President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis Addresses World Strategic Forum in Miami

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WASHINGTON – President and Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Reta Jo Lewis concluded a successful visit to Miami yesterday, where she spoke at the International Economic Forum of the Americas’ World Strategic Forum 2022.

MeetingChair Lewis participated in a panel hosted by Madeline Pumariega, President of Miami Dade College called, “Economic Development and Women.” During the panel she emphasized EXIM’s dedication to supporting minority- and women-owned businesses, highlighting EXIM’s Office of Minority-, Women-, Veteran- and Disabled-Owned Businesses, which focuses on generating awareness of EXIM financing capabilities in those communities. During the conversation, which also featured Barbara Humpton, President and CEO of Siemens Corporation and Maya Martinez-Davis, President of GSK US, Chair Lewis outlined EXIM’s priority programs, including the Make More in America Initiative, which is designed to help bolster the domestic workforce and rebuild more resilient American supply chains.

While at the forum, Chair Lewis engaged in a conversation with a group of industry leaders, exporters and business organizations led by John Yearwood, Diversity and Culture Editorial Director at POLITICO. Chair Lewis highlighted EXIM’s commitment to addressing climate change and investing in energy solutions that lead to cleaner renewable energy innovations.

Chair Lewis returned to Miami after meeting with local business leaders and Miami-area businesses and exporters.


The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports.  To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insuranceworking capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans.  As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States.  Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov.