Reid Walker has more than two decades of strategic communications expertise gleaned from working for a number of global corporations, including T-Mobile, Lenovo, Honeywell, GE, NASDAQ, as well as two U.S. Senators. His deep understanding of energy, environmental, and tribal public policy – combined with work for technology, financial, chemical, telecommunications and e-commerce industries – positions him as a trusted counselor and strategist to global C-Suite executives.
Before leading communications for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, he was a Vice President for T-Mobile, a $46 billion wireless and data services provider, leading his team to create strategic, social, internal, and philanthropy communications. Prior to T-Mobile, Reid was a Vice President at Lenovo, a $16 billion technology hardware giant, where he oversaw global media relations, public affairs, crisis communications, stakeholder engagement, and corporate philanthropy.
As Honeywell’s Vice President of Communications, Reid oversaw the chemical division’s communications and marketing strategy and implementation. He helped transform the safety culture of 40 manufacturing plants around the world and led a campaign that significantly reduced workplace injuries. He also unified the organization’s disparate branding into a single, marketplace-oriented structure across all divisions.
As Managing Director of GE’s global e-commerce unit, Reid directed communications and product campaign strategy for multiple B2B products. He oversaw public and industry relations, speechwriting, events, employee engagement, branding, and digital media.
As the Director of External Affairs at PSINet (now Cogent Communications), Reid led corporate media positioning for U.S., Europe, Asia, and Canadian markets. While there, he increased brand awareness with top media leaders, including coverage in notable publications and news agencies such as USA Today, The New York Times, CNN, and CNBC.
Reid began his corporate communications career as the Director of Media Relations and Communications and Spokesperson for NASDAQ and NASD on issues such as mergers, corporate restructuring, listing standards, and broker disciplinary actions. He managed NASDAQ’s U.S., London, Europe, South America, and Asia-based marketing staff and public relations firms.
Reid holds a B.A. degree from St. John’s College, with a concentration in Philosophy and Mathematics. He also holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification, and is a Kellogg Foundation Fellow, as an American Indian Ambassador. Reid is a member of the Mandan, Hidastsa, Arikara Nation of North Dakota. His article, Communications Process Improvement: Applying the Science of Lean Six Sigma to Drive Excellence in the Art of Corporate Communications, was published in the Journal of Business Strategy.