Melinda L. Kimble
Melinda Kimble is a senior vice president, and oversees our International Bioenergy Initiative. She joined the UN Foundation in May 2000.
Prior to the Foundation, Ms. Kimble served as a state department foreign service officer, attaining the rank of minister-counselor. She served in policy-level positions in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, overseeing multilateral development issues and debt policy; in the Bureau of Oceans, International Environment and Scientific Affairs (OES), leading environmental negotiations (e.g, Climate Change Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 1997). Her assignments abroad include Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt and Tunisia.
She speaks French and Arabic and holds two master’s degrees: Economics (University of Denver) and MPA (Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government).