Kimberly A. Lewis

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Kimberly A. Lewis serves as USAID's Chief Diversity Officer and Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity. Previously, she served as the Agency's Chief Human Capital Officer.

Ms. Lewis has over 25 years of national and global human resources experience. Prior to joining USAID, Ms. Lewis served as the Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer for the General Services Administration. In that role, Ms. Lewis oversaw the Agency’s strategic human capital programs including: strategic workforce and succession planning, talent acquisition, talent development, talent engagement, labor and employee relations, performance management, and diversity management.

Throughout her career, Ms. Lewis has been responsible for advancing the strategic management of human capital at Federal government agencies, to include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

At EPA, Ms. Lewis served as the Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer and provided strategic leadership and oversight for all aspects of the Agency's human capital programs. As Associate Deputy Secretary for the Office of Human Resources at HHS, with more than 500 employees and a budget of $70 million, Ms. Lewis provided strategic leadership and guidance for the development and implementation of human resources programs and policies for the Department. She strengthened leadership development programs, consolidated several disparate rating systems into a single performance management system for an organization of 65,000 employees, led the consolidation of several collective bargaining agreements into a single agreement eliminating inconsistencies identified across the Department. Additionally, Ms. Lewis was also responsible for the Department’s corporate learning organization, HHS University, which provided common needs training and development opportunities.

Ms. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of Maryland, and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute.

Last updated: December 10, 2019

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