lee-reynolds.jpgLeadership and Media Engagement

  • Presented by: Lee Reynolds
  • Class: DRU 501, Leadership Based on Drucker's Principles
  • Presentation Date & Time: October 14, 2018, 7:00pm PT
  • Event Type: Free Presentation, Open to the Public
  • Location: Zoom Videoconference

Topic Synopsis:

The presentation covers the essential elements of effective leadership in the 21st century and overcoming the challenges of the Millennial generation. I'll also address the need for active engagement across all media platforms, whether it is engaging the traditional news media outlets or working with blogs or social media it is essential in the 21st century to master your public and personal image. 

About Mr. Reynolds:

F. Lee Reynolds has more than 20 years experience in the entertainment industry as an actor, screenwriter, playwright, stage manager, producer and director. Reynolds is currently the Public Affairs Officer and Director of Strategic Communications for the U.S. Army Center of Military history in Washington D.C. Previously, he was the Senior Manager for the world-famous Universal Studios Hollywood Backlot Tour from 2014-2016 and works as an independent contractor as an actor, screenwriter and creative producer.

He currently holds the rank of Colonel with more than 35 years of military service in the Active Army and in the Army Reserve including three years as an enlisted Military Policeman. He has been an Army Public Affairs officer since 1999. Colonel Reynolds deployed three times in support of the Global War on Terrorism; he commanded the American Forces Network-Iraq (AFN-I) in Baghdad, Iraq from May 2009 to March 2010; was the director of Media Operations and assistant spokesman for the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba October 2004-April 2005 and was the Chief of Media Operations and Senior Spokesman for the detention operations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from April 2002-October 2002. As an Army Public Affairs officer, he worked with the Los Angeles Army Public Affairs Office as a liaison to the film industry for three years and served as Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs for community relation and special projects for two years.

Previously, he spent three years as the Entertainment Coordinator and Team mascot, Mr. Met, for the NY Mets Baseball team (1999-2001) and worked as a stage manager and as the Supervisor of Entertainment Operations at Universal Studios Hollywood for seven years (2004-2011). He also worked as a military technical advisor on numerous TV shows, commercials and feature films providing expert advice on tactics, techniques and procedures as well as script review and actor training. Some of his credits include; We Were Soldiers, The Last Samurai, National Treasure, Only the Brave, An American Carol, The Good German, Superman: Man of Steel, The West Wing and Agents of Shield. 

Lee has written and directed 11 commercials and public service announcements, written and directed two documentaries for the military, created and Executive Produced an award winning 30 minute television program called “Freestyle Iraq” which appeared on the Pentagon Channel and the American Forces Networks world-wide in 2009 and 2010. He is a graduate of the New York Film Academy Film Makers Program (screenwriting and directing) and Digital Film Editing Program. He also has a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership from the University of Southern California. 

How to Attend: Please click the Zoom link provided above at least 10 mins before the presentation start time and follow the instructions provided on your screen.

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