Prior to founding Act, Reid was a trial lawyer in Dallas and served as a volunteer in the historically underserved neighborhood of West Dallas. Reid is the Founder and CEO of Act (Advocates for Community Transformation), a new approach to empowering residents in underserved neighborhoods to fight crime on their street while sharing the hope of the gospel. Reid holds a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law, where he was an editor on the law review; and received a B.A. in history and minor in Spanish from the University of Texas. He is a Manhattan Institute Civil Societies Fellow and a 2015 Praxis Alum.