Kimberly A. Lewis

Portrait of Kimberly A. Lewis
Chief Human Capital Officer

Kimberly A. Lewis was appointed as the Chief Human Capital Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in September 2016. Ms. Lewis is responsible for all aspects of human resources management, including but not limited to three distinct personnel systems: Foreign Service, Civil Service and Foreign Service Limited. In this capacity, Ms. Lewis will continue to lead the Agency’s HR Transformation, a five-year strategy to improve business processes to build a more streamlined, efficient HR system that supports the Agency’s workforce.

Before joining USAID, she 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 leading all aspects of human resources programs across a variety of government agencies, including 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 on all aspects of human capital programs. She also led the business transformation of cost-effective technology solutions for human capital management. As Associate Deputy Secretary of the Office of Human Resources for the Department of Health and Human Services, 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 policy for the Department. Ms. Lewis facilitated HHS’ mission by promoting effective management of its human capital and provided oversight to the Department’s Headquarters human resources offices as well as human resources centers that provided daily operational services for HHS’ operating divisions. Ms. Lewis was also responsible for the Department’s corporate learning organization, HHS University, which provided common needs training and development opportunities.

Ms. Lewis has held senior human resources position at the Department of Education, the Office of Chief Counsel’s Internal Revenue Service, the Department of the Interior, and the National Archives and Records Administration.

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.