Kevin M. Reeds

Vice President of Development

World Food Program USA

Dr. Kevin Reeds has over thirty years of development and small business management experience.  He has served in senior level positions at Trimble Navigation, Alcom Electronics, J/Port Annapolis, Interyacht, Eastport Yachts, the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, San Francisco State University, Saint Mary’s College of California and most recently as Chief Development Officer for Special Olympics of Northern California & Nevada. In this role, Kevin built and lead a team of ten fundraisers who were charged with raising over $22M annually in in-kind and financial support for the organization.

Kevin is an experienced racing sailor and served as the Navigator aboard the practice boat for the AmericaOne syndicate during its 1999/2000 America’s Cup campaign in New Zealand.  He holds the GPS patent for the Sailtrak System (GPS-based sailboat race management system) that was used by ESPN to graphically illustrate the America’s Cup beginning in 1991.  He is also certified by US Sailing as a National Race Officer and Judge and frequently travels to national and international sailing competitions to manage on-the-water events.

He served in the U.S. Navy and qualified in submarines aboard the U.S.S. Philadelphia before receiving an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.  Kevin also has graduate degrees from the University of Maryland (MS in Nonprofit & Association Management) and Northeastern University (Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership).  For his doctoral dissertation Kevin developed a model for how an organization’s culture of philanthropy impacts the charitable giving behaviors of its supporters.

Kevin has served on many nonprofit boards and committees including the University of Maryland University College Alumni Association, the St. Francis Yacht Club, the Marine Electronics Journal, and the St. Francis Sailing Foundation.  Kevin also recently co-chaired the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Philanthropy Day Awards Selection Committee.