Kimberly Reese is an Executive Assistant at Ascend at the Aspen Institute. Prior to this role, she worked as a Business Development Associate at BNY Mellon Wealth Management in Atlanta, GA. In this role, she provided support to the sales team and local leadership working with high and ultra-high net worth clients. She also supported the National Head of Strategic Philanthropy with event planning as well as new philanthropic client onboarding. Kimberly graduated from the University of Alabama in 2015 with a degree in finance and economics.