Anthony Reed, CPA, PMP is an international speaker and business professional with twenty-five years in management and executive positions for various Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, and large consulting firms. These firms included Texas Instruments, Efficient Networks/Siemens, Motel 6, Frito-Lay, Ernst & Young, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The responsibilities included managing multi-million dollar departmental budgets and staffing blends of international, multi-generational, multi-cultural employees and consultants. Hes been interviewed on radio and webcast programs and featured in the business, travel, and sports sections of major newspapers and publications across the country. This includes the PMI Today, Dallas Morning News, Runners World, Southern Living, Ebony, and the Journal of Accountancy. He holds two graduate degrees and two undergraduate degrees. Hes also taught collegiate business management courses. Hes served on the Board of Directors for the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), Ft. Worths Jubilee Theatre, the Dallas White Rock Marathon, and various local and international not-for-profit organizations. He has spoken at national and international business conferences. This includes over 50 project management chapters. He has five books and over 50 articles published. The articles have appeared in ComputerWorld, Datamation, Career Focus, and Runners World magazines. His book, entitled Finding the I in TEAM: Better Team Building Through Individual Building, focuses on building stronger team members. His latest book is Running to Leadership: What Finishing 100+ Marathons on All Seven Continents Teaches Us About Success emphasizes building leaders. Hes completed over one hundred 26.2-mile marathons on all seven continents and in over forty States. This included the frigid Antarctica, Kenyas dangerous SafriCom Lewa, and Chinas Great Wall Marathons. About 300 people in the world had achieved this goal and hes the first Black. (By comparison, over 2,500 people have reached Mt. Everests summit.) Subsequently, his journeys were chronicled in his book, Running Shoes Are Cheaper Than Insulin: Marathon Adventures On All Seven Continents.
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