ANNAPOLIS, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HASI), a leading investor in climate solutions, today announced the appointment of Kimberly A. Reed and Jeffrey A. Lipson to its Board of Directors, effective March 1, 2023.
In connection with these elections, the Board of Directors will consist of 11 members, 9 of whom are independent members. The Board appointed Ms. Reed to serve as a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance and Risk Committee.
“We are delighted to add Kimberly Reed’s talent and perspective to our Board as HASI continues to grow in ambition and scale,” said Jeffrey W. Eckel, HASI Executive Chair. “Kimberly’s demonstrated leadership in resurrecting and running the U.S. Export-Import Bank adds important government and regulatory experience and global connectivity to our Board, as well as another seasoned financial services voice.”
Ms. Reed said, “Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc.— the very first U.S. public company to focus solely on investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable infrastructure markets and now with more than $9 billion in managed assets — plays a unique and pivotal role in the renewables firmament. HASI is led by a team that collectively brings unparalleled longevity in this rapidly evolving space, and I am confident that my experience leading major public agencies and engaging with diverse businesses across the United States will complement this superior team and the company’s already substantive Board of Directors.”
Ms. Reed currently serves on the Board of Directors of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE: TAK) and Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) and is a distinguished fellow with the Council on Competitiveness.
Ms. Reed served as the first woman chairman of the Board of Directors, president and chief executive officer of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) — the nation’s official $135 billion export credit agency — from 2019 to 2021 after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. As EXIM chairman, she worked to help U.S. companies — including those in the renewable and clean energy and transformational technology sectors —succeed in the competitive global marketplace. Earlier in her career, Ms. Reed was president of the International Food Information Council Foundation, where she worked with multi-national food and agribusiness companies on nutrition, health, and sustainability issues; senior advisor to U.S. Treasury Secretaries Henry Paulson and John Snow; chief executive officer of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund); and counsel to three committees of the U.S. Congress, where she conducted oversight and investigations.
She also currently serves on the American Swiss Foundation Board of Directors, Hudson Institute’s Alexander Hamilton Commission on Securing America’s National Security Innovation Base, Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Advisory Council and Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington Dean’s Alliance.
Recognized as one of the “100 Women Leaders in STEM,” Ms. Reed received the U.S. Department of Defense’s highest civilian award — the Medal for Distinguished Public Service — and is a Council on Foreign Relations life member and National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Certified Director. She holds a Juris Doctor from West Virginia University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in government from West Virginia Wesleyan College.
“We also welcome our new CEO, Jeff Lipson, on the Board,” Mr. Eckel added. As previously announced, Jeffrey A. Lipson has transitioned to the role of president and chief executive officer of HASI effective today. Mr. Lipson served as both chief operating officer and chief financial officer of HASI from January 2021 to February 2023, and chief financial officer from January 2019 to December 2020.
About Hannon Armstrong
Hannon Armstrong (NYSE: HASI) is the first U.S. public company solely dedicated to investments in climate solutions, providing capital to assets developed by leading companies in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable infrastructure markets. With more than $9 billion in managed assets, our core purpose is to make climate positive investments with superior risk-adjusted returns. For more information, please visit hannonarmstrong.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.