Ralph Reed is chairman and chief executive officer of Century Strategies, a public relations and public affairs firm where he has provided strategic advice and counsel to some of the leading corporations and trade associations in the world.
Reed was senior adviser to George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004. In 2004, he chaired the Southeast Region for Bush-Cheney ’04. Bush carried every state in the region with an average margin of 56 percent and a plurality of 6 million votes.
As chairman of the Georgia Republican Party in 2002, Reed helped elect U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the first GOP governor in 130 years, and two new members of Congress. Reed has worked on seven presidential campaigns and has advised 88 campaigns for governor, U.S. Senate, and Congress in 24 states.
Newsweek named Reed one of the top 10 political newsmakers in the nation. Life magazine named him one of the 20 most influential leaders of his generation. And Time magazine named him one of the 50 future leaders of America. The Wall Street Journal called him “perhaps the finest political operative of his generation.”
As executive director of the Christian Coalition, he built one of nation's most effective grass-roots public policy organizations.
He is the author or editor of four best-selling books, and his columns have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the National Review.
Reed earned a bachelor's from the University of Georgia and Ph.D. in history from Emory University.
He and his wife, Jo Anne, have four children and reside in Duluth, Ga.