KIM REEM of Iowa
Director, Region 9
Kim Reem was elected member-at-large of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) Executive Committee at the 39th Biennial Convention in Philadelphia and took office in January 2018. She is the director of NFRW Region 9, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,
Rhode Island and Vermont. She also is the adviser to the NFRW Americanism and Caring for America Committees. Previously, she served on the NFRW Executive Committee as 4th vice president.
Kim brings nearly 30 years of grassroots political experience to the clients of Reem Consulting. She consults for legislative, local, and ballot issue campaigns, and has particularly enjoyed working with current and former Speakers of the Iowa House of Representatives. At Reem Consulting, she loves “Helping Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.”©
Kim is past president of the Iowa Federation of Republican Women (IowaFRW). During her 2014-15 term, she led the IowaFRW through a complete rebranding process, laying the groundwork for the Iowa Federation to win the NFRW Public Relations Award. She was also recognized as a finalist for the 2015 NFRW Ronald Reagan Leadership Award.
Kim is a founding member of Five Seasons Republican Women (FSRW) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she served as president from 2012-13, and as treasurer from 2008-11. While she was president, the club grew 187% and was recognized by the NFRW for the highest percentage of club growth in the country.
Kim serves as a board member of the Linn Eagles PAC, which works to elect Republican candidates from Linn County, Iowa. She is a member and past co-chair of the Linn County Republican Central Committee where she received the 2017 Herbert Hoover Award for Community Outreach.
Kim was named to the 50 Most Wanted Republicans list by The Des Moines Register in 2015. She is an Iowa cabinet member of First Budget, an organization focused on reducing the national debt; and an Iowa advisory board member for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, which works to ensure funding for U.S. programs in diplomacy and international development. She is a member of the Ready to Run Advisory Board at the Iowa State University’s Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women in Politics. She was also a member of the POLITICO Caucus for the 2016 Presidential election cycle, and is currently a POLITICO Insider.
Kim is a member of the Ashley Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in Cedar Rapids. She serves as a director on the VALOR Board, working to support homeless and nearly-homeless veterans in Linn County.
Kim is the Executive Director at Mission of Hope in Cedar Rapids, which provides emergency relief, restoration and development opportunities to the homeless and nearly-homeless in Linn County. She oversees four locations, including 26 shelter beds. She is a certified Work Life facilitator offering soft job-skills training for those who are unemployed or underemployed.
Kim attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids and Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin. She and her husband Jim, a computer software engineer, have two daughters, Kylie and Lauren.