Mr. Reed is founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of ABC Polymer Industries, a diversified plastics manufacturing company located in Helena, Alabama. Prior to forming his own company, Mr. Reed served in executive positions with National Bank of Commerce and AmSouth Bank. He serves on the Board of Directors for MainGate MLP Fund and is a founding board member of the Robert E. Reed Gastrointestinal Oncology Research Foundation. Mr. Reed’s professional affiliations include The Downtown Rotary Club; Monday Morning Quarterback Club; and he is also a member of the Southern U.S. Region of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Society of International Business Fellows. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance from Auburn University in 1989 and also earned his Master of Arts in Public and Private Management from Birmingham Southern College in 1993.