As Program Director for the Race Track Industry Program (RTIP), Reed is responsible for the coordination, administration, promotion and fund raising for the RTIP. His teaching duties include Organization/Administration of the Racing Department, Race Track Organization, Structure and Financial Management, Racing Business Strategies & Global Perspective and Senior Capstone: Current Issues in the Animal Racing Industry.
In addition to the academic program responsibilities, the RTIP hosts the world’s largest multi-bred pari-mutuel conference each year. This event attracts approximately 650 participants and focuses on the business and management of pari-mutuel racing facilities.
Prior to assuming his present position at The University of Arizona, Reed served as Vice President of Racing for Santa Fe Racing, Inc. which operated two pari-mutuel facilities in New Mexico. Before relocating to the Southwest, he served as a racing official for 15 years throughout the East and Midwest. He was racing secretary for Arlington Park, Oaklawn Park and Rockingham Park and a racing official at many tracks including Gulfstream Park, Laurel Race Course, The Meadowlands, Monmouth Park, and Pimlico Race Course.
In addition, he has been a speaker at the Association of Racing Commissioners International Convention, Asian Racing Conference, International Simulcasting Conference, American Greyhound Track Operators Association Convention, and The Harness Tracks of America Convention. Reed was chairman for the year 2000 Asian Racing Conference session on education and careers. He also served on the Governor’s County Fairs, Livestock and Agriculture Promotion Fund Advisory Committee, several Department of Animal Sciences’ committees and formerly was a member of the board of directors of Winner’s Circle Foundation of New Mexico. He helped facilitate the Canadian Racing Industry Strategy Session, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s Horsemen’s Forum.