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Press Release for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

UNF IVCL Presents Local Entrepreneur and Agent to the Stars Dave Reed

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director 

Department of Public Relations 

(904) 620-2102 



The University of North Florida’s Institute for Values, Community and Leadership (IVCL) presents Dave Reed, a Student Affairs Community Council member, local entrepreneur and former Hollywood agent to the stars, in the latest installment of the Leadership Speakers Bureau. The event will take place at 6p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Building 58 West, Student Union Ballroom, Room 3703. Reed will share his triumphs as a leader in Hollywood, business and the community. The event is free and open to the public. Hot hors d'oeuvres will be served.  


Reed will discuss his experience as a lucrative and successful Hollywood agent while working with ESPN, Jim Henson Company and A&M Records, where he singlehandedly created a niche market among the stars. Reed’s studio clientele included Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Dr. Dre, The Eagles, Guns ‘n Roses, Faith Hill, KISS, Queen Latifah, Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Springsteen and Barbara Streisand, to name a few. His engineering credits appear on more than 10 million albums sold, from nine RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums alone. In addition, Reed’s active involvement with the UNF Student Affairs Community Council and as president of Speedpro Imaging Jacksonville uniquely positions him to offer a community perspective on leadership. 


Participants will learn the art and science of mastering a leadership style that empowers others to lead in a highly performing and productive manner. IVCL facilitates the education and development of students on how to become effective, ethical and value-based leaders with a commitment to excellence, accountability and responsibility to the real world of the workplace and civic/community engagement. 


The Leadership Speakers Bureau offers the UNF community unique face-to-face time with leadership-centric speakers with rich experiences, esteemed backgrounds, motivating stories and illuminating question-and-answer segments. This series, consisting of four events each year, brings an expanding variety of high-profile speakers to campus; from leaders in business, government, literature, science, culture and more.  


Previous series speakers include UNF President John Delaney, “Outcasts United” author Warren St. John, NASA rocket scientist Dr. Timothy Green, Duval County Judge Angela Cox and the TEDxWomen conference simulcast live from Washington D.C. 


Register for this event online at . For more information, contact Trey Gowdy, IVCL event coordinator, at (904) 620-5934 or at  


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.