Before joining the faculty at Johnson & Wales University, Sharene Reed Reed worked nearly twenty years for Marriott International. Her experience includes group sales, reservations, front office operations and event management. She was also the pre-opening general manager for the Residence Inn by Marriott located in Lakewood, Colorado, and she also held positions at the Denver Marriott City Center, the Denver Marriott Tech Center, the Denver Marriott Southeast, and the Denver West Marriott. She also spent two years in San Antonio, Texas at the Riverwalk and River Center Marriott hotels.
Reed is student advisor and since 2005 has been actively involved as an instructor in the summer Study abroad program, leading classes to Belgium, France, Spain and Greece.
A Certified Hospitality Educator, Reed is member of the International Council on Hospitality, Research and Institutional Education.