President of FEE. He served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught economics full-time at Northwood University in Michigan and chaired its department of economics.
He holds a B.A. in economics from Grove City College and an M.A. degree in history from Slippery Rock State University, both in Pennsylvania. He holds two honorary doctorates, one from Central Michigan University (public administration) and Northwood University (laws).
Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles.