Kasich made his announcement at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Detention Center where Reed has served as superintendent for eight years. Under his leadership, the detention center has reduced its operational costs while preserving the safety and security of staff and residents. Reed has over 32 years of experience working in Ohio’s juvenile corrections system including his service as a detention center youth leader, a probation officer, and the assistant director and director in the Work Detail Community Service Program.
In 2002, Reed was recognized for his outstanding service through the employee of the year award from Hamilton County Commissioners. In his spare time, he continues his service by volunteering for youth sports and the Young Scholars Leadership Program at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati.