As the Manager of External Relations, Chelsea S. Reed collaborates with a variety of stakeholders, including school leaders, teachers, parents, students, and community members, to help tell their education stories in a compelling, approachable way.
Reed has more than 17 years of experience in the public relations and marketing fields. Prior to this role, she spent eight years leading and expanding marketing and communications efforts for Zion Hope Church. Reed has also led communications work for Indiana Black Expo, Inc. and HealthNet, Inc. Additionally, she has worked in multimedia communications at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc., marketing and outreach for the Multicultural & Diversity Services Office at Franklin College, and as an independent marketing and communications strategy consultant.
Reed earned her bachelor’s degree from Franklin College with a double major in News Editorial and Public Relations & Advertising and a minor in Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations. She is passionate about advocating and encouraging youth and young adults. She is currently a B.O.S.S. Student Mentor at Franklin College and has also volunteered at the United Negro College Fund, Circle City Classic, and Indiana Black Expo, Inc.