Who We Are

Dream big. Ignore the naysayers.
You win. It’s not magic.
— Carol Reed

Carol Reed

More than 30 years ago, Carol Reed founded the award-winning firm of Carol Reed Associates, Inc., specializing in corporate communications, campaign consulting, issues and crisis management, event production and community initiatives. Reed’s career began in 1976 as political director for United States Senator John Tower (R-TX). In 2008 the company became The Reeds Public Relations Corporation to reflect the firm’s partnership of Carol and her daughters, Laura Reed and Angela Shellene.

Carol is well known for her media training and message-development skills but is also recognized for her entertaining oratorical skills.  Her major addresses include national leaders at Renaissance Weekend in Monterey, California; National Executive Women Forum in Newport Beach, California; National Bond Buyers in Orlando, Florida; The Real Estate Council in Dallas, Texas; The Dallas Summit; and The Rotary Club of Dallas. 


In addition, she has served on national debate panels and been a frequent contributor and moderator during televised election-night coverage. Interviewed and profiled many times, she has been featured in The Dallas Morning News, D CEO, D Magazine, Campaign and Elections Magazine, and was featured in Lee Cullum’s CEO on KERA.  She is a regular source for and is often quoted in The New York Times.  She is listed in D CEO as one of the Most Powerful Dallas 500 Business Leaders in 2016.


Carol is the first woman to chair the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Rotary Club of Dallas, and The Real Estate Council’s Fight Night.



Laura reed

Following stints with several high-profile political campaigns and ten years at our State Capitol, Laura rejoined the firm in 2005 to lead The Reeds PRC Governmental Relations and Campaign Management divisions. In addition to her work on the firm’s issue campaigns, Reed spearheads the company’s public-sector practice, which assists individuals and business in their relationships with government entities and the public.  In addition, she was recently tapped to serve on Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa’s Advisory Committee.



Angela Reed Shellene

Angela Reed Shellene leads the event and program management division, in addition to assisting with many of the firm’s community initiative projects. Angela has years of experience working with corporate and nonprofit organizations to produce events, press conferences and programs. Currently, Angela helps manage the Dallas Mayor’s Educational Programs including the Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program, Mayor’s Back to School Fair and Mayor’s Summer Reading Program.

Angela also oversees the production of news conferences for the firm’s clients. Some of her most recent high- profile media events include the Bank of America Plaza Relighting, Perot Museum of Nature & Science Groundbreaking event and the unveiling of the logo for The North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee for Super Bowl XLV.