Paula Reed


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Paula R. Reed is a motivator, trainer, and much more. For over 20 years, Paula has shared her expertise with an enthusiasm that has compelled hundreds to renew their passions (vocational, educational, relational, & spiritual) and to pursue excellence.

A native of Daytona Beach, Florida, Paula received her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication from Bethune-Cookman College, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Akron, and a Master’s Degree in Transformative Leadership from Bethune-Cookman University. Paula is the Assistant Director of one of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s newest academic programs, the McNair Scholars Program, which prepares underrepresented and underserved college students to pursue their Ph.D. Paula is an adjunct professor at her Alma Mater, Bethune-Cookman University, where she teaches Effective Oral Communication.

Paula is the Executive Producer of two PBS specials: “The Children Are Watching” (a 1-hour program on relationships between parents and children) and “Alzheimer’s: The Silent Killer” (a 30-minute program in which Paula shared her personal ordeal of being the child of a parent crippled by this terrible disease). Paula hosted the PBS interview show, “Faces & Places” and was honored to interview such guests as renowned Gospel artist and multi-Grammy award winner Yolanda Adams. Paula was also the Senior Instructor for the Talent Enhancement Project, a three-year program which instructed over 144 high school and middle school girls in both film production and theory, each semester culminating with a class-produced film.

Ms. Reed’s community involvement is unquestionable. She currently serves on the board of The Boys & Girls Club of Volusia County; Volusia AMI Kids Board Chair; Democratic Club of Volusia Young Democrats Chair; Bethune-Cookman Alumni Association; she’s a United Way Volunteer and a member of Leadership Daytona Beach. Paula is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a former President of the Daytona Beach Alumni Chapter.

To further serve her community, Ms. Reed currently serves as a City Commissioner representing Zone 6 for the City of Daytona Beach.