Alumni Spotlight: Ed Reed

Posted 12 September 2018 by

Each week, The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute features program alumni and highlights their experiences and leadership.

Meet Ed Reed 

What programs & institutes have you particiapted in?
MPLI (Minority Political Leadership Institute) in 2016

Where do you currently work?
I serve as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Lt. Governor.

What has been your favorite aspect of participating in our leadership programs?
I thoroughly enjoyed traveling across the Commonwealth and learning about the roles of minorities in Virginia’s history. The MPLI program was instrumental in helping me develop a robust understanding of Virginia culture and history.

What motivates you to be the best leader you can be?
In 2012, I suffered a short illness that prevented me from working for a short period. After I got back on my feet, I promised myself that I would commit myself to public service. Each day, I strive to make a difference in someone’s life.

What is an interesting fact about yourself?
I love to work outside