UA Business Hall of Fame 2014: Stanley E. Reed

by UA Business Hall of Fame  on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 12:00 am  

He was chairman of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine Advisory board. UAMS established the Stanley E. Reed Memorial Chair in Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Injury Prevention. Arkansas Farm Bureau set up the Stanley Reed Leadership Award, which is presented to a young adult in the organization who demonstrates the type of leadership qualities Reed demonstrated.

Reed also was a commencement speaker for the Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, Black River Technical College, the University of Arkansas Cossatot Community College and the University of Arkansas Phillips Community College.

Also active in community affairs, Reed was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marianna, where he served as a deacon and was a youth and adult Sunday school teacher for more than 20 years. He was a member of Gideons International.

As a state and business leader, Reed served on the boards of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Arkansas World Trade Center board of advisors, Simmons First National Corp., the Razorback Foundation, the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation and the Romeo E. Short Foundation Scholarship Program.

He was a charter member of the Arkansas Academy of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and served on the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, the State Support Committee for Cotton Research and was a past alternate board member of Cotton Incorporated. Reed was awarded the Harvey W. McGeorge Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture by the Pine Bluff Rotary Club in 2009. He held an Honorary State FFA Degree and in 2008 was awarded an Honorary American FFA Degree.

Reed served on the Prison Chapel Facilities Fund board of directors and received the Arkansas Children’s Award from the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranches in 2008. He served on the school board for Lee Academy from 1992-1995.

Through it all, Reed’s family played a key role in his farming and in his life. By his side throughout the years was his wife Charlene. Their daughter Haley is a part-time teacher in Little Rock and is married to Andy Davis. They have three children – Anna Kate, Jack and Haven.

Reed’s son Nathan operates the family farm. He and his wife Kristin have twins, Jane-Anne and Eldon. Their youngest daughter Anna recently moved to South Carolina from Rwanda and works for an international non-profit agency. She previously worked at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.



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