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Alumni Spotlight: Ed Reed

Posted 12 September 2018 by The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute

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