Shawntee Reed is the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion Programs at Sears Holdings Corporation.  In her role, Shawntee manages workplace and marketplace strategic program initiatives and provides overall direction for the company Associate Resource Groups. In addition, she facilitates external diverse recruitment efforts and internal initiatives to develop female and diverse talent through education and development programs.
With more than 10 years of transformational leadership experience, Reed began her career as an operations manager and then moved into project management and human resources. She has held senior level corporate talent acquisition, program management and diversity positions in both financial services and retail.
Prior to joining Sears Holdings in 2009, Reed was Vice President for JPMorgan Chase Corporate Talent Acquisition, headquartered in New York, NY. In this position, she led recruitment efforts for mid to entry-level talent. Also, she was responsible for strategic relationships with diverse external programs company wide.
As a result of Reed's passion and dedication to talent development she has participated in Executives on Campus Speaker Series on several university campuses and has participated in webinar speaker series as an industry expert on career management and corporate college program development. Reed is a corporate advisory board member for Universum. As a Diversity Leader she has been noted for her program development efforts with diverse affinity networks, thus has participated on several panels to share best practices for establishing and maintaining networks in corporations.
In addition to her corporate leadership responsibility, Reed serves as Administrative Vice President of Strategic Sourcing for the Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) where she partners with the White House Priority Placement Office to assemble a team of highly placed appointees; and as the Chair for University Partnership Outreach for Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL).
She is a Texas native and earned a BA in Communications from University of Texas at Arlington.
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