Fidelity Investments Executive to Speak at Business Commencement Ceremonies

May 11, 2009 — Douglass A. Reed is the commencement speaker for the College of Business Spring 2009 commencement ceremonies to be held Saturday, May 16 at 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Texas Hall.

Doug Reed is senior vice president of regional management for Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans and a leading online brokerage firm. He provides leadership, strategic direction and administrative management for the site management and public affairs teams operating in Fidelity’s 10 regional centers employing more than 25,000 associates.

Mr. Reed joined Fidelity in 1986 after working for The Southland Corporation in various marketing, corporate communications and civic affairs roles. During the course of his career with Fidelity Investments, Mr. Reed has managed a number of economic development, government affairs, corporate and employee communications and regional site development functions. Prior to assuming his current position in April 2005, he was senior vice president and general manager for Fidelity’s Southwest Region based in Westlake, Texas.

Born in 1959, Mr. Reed received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from The University of Dallas. He has been active in numerous non-profit and community organizations including: Dallas Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors, Executive Committee), Texas Association of Taxpayers (Board of Directors), American Heart Association Dallas Affiliate (Board of Directors), Baylor Medical Center Irving TX (Chairman of Board), Irving Hospital Authority (Chairman of Board), Dallas Assembly, Dallas Friday Group, Amon Carter Museum Visiting Committee (Fort Worth, TX), Executive Roundtable (Fort Worth, TX), and Saint Andrew United Methodist Church (Plano, TX). Mr. Reed also serves on the UT Arlington College of Business Advisory Council.

Visit the College of Business Spring 2009 commencement Web page.