Evelyn O. Reed
Evelyn O. Reed received both her higher education degrees for the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with an emphasis in economics and finance from Jackson State University. After a successful 27-year stint as Special Assistant, she retired from the United States Probation Office, Southern District of Mississippi. Currently, Commissioner Reed serves as an on-air personality at WKXI Radio (KIXIE 107.5FM) with Alpha Media, Jackson’s number one adult Rhythm & Blues radio station.
As an active member of the Commissioners Committee for the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), Commissioner Reed serves with more than 400 airport Board Members and Commissioners to the nationally-recognized ‘Voice of Airports’. In her capacity as liaison to the Marketing and Communications Committee, Commissioner Reed assists in the development of aviation-related educational and policy programs for ACI-NA members. She also assists in promoting public awareness of airports as economic generators for their communities.
A community activist and leader, Commissioner Reed serves as secretary for the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Association for the Preservation of the Smith Robertson Cultural Arts Museum as well as the storied Alamo Theater. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Jackson Metropolitan YMCA. Commissioner Reed is an active member of several organizations which include: Rho Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; the Capital City Toastmasters; Jackson State University National Alumni Association; and the Margaret Walker Alexander Center Board at Jackson State University. Commissioner Reed is a graduate and a Class Representative of Leadership Greater Jackson and a graduate of Leadership Madison County.