Keynote Speaker

Thom Reed Professional Headshot A [2015-07-29] mediumThom Reed is a highly skilled marketing and communications professional with nearly 15 years of experience in consumer products, B2B, healthcare and technology marketing. In his current role as Senior Marketing Manager with FamilySearch International, he oversees global communication for The Freedmen’s Bureau Project. Since May 2015, he has served on the Board of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society(AAHGS) – Utah Chapter.

Thom Reed is an inspiring lecturer and speaker. In June 2015, he orchestrated and introduced the worldwide broadcast celebrating the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth (African American Freedom Day) and the announcement of The Freedmen’s Bureau Project. In addition, Time.com featured him in an article titled, “A New VirtualArchive Could Reveal Much More About African-American History”. Mr. Reed is frequently sought out for his knowledge of the project and his passion concerning African American genealogyand family history research by the Afro-African Historical and Genealogical Society as well as FamilySearch Centers and Public Affairs Councils for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all across the United States.

Thom Reed received his Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Japanese from Illinois State University and received his Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 18 years, are the parents of 5 children, and reside in South Jordan, Utah.

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