Chief Visionary Officer, Reid Rodell
Charlotte Yvonne Reid is the Chief Visionary Officer at Reid | Rodell, an internationally reputed event design firm based in Washington, DC. She is an interior designer and planner who, until merging with partner Anthony Rodell in 2016, ran her own residential and residential and commercial design firm, Charlotte Reid Design & Events for over a decade. Ms. Reid incorporates over 25 years’ worth of diverse experience from public affairs marketing, interior design, logistics, and bespoke event design in her work. She is a member of the Leadership of Greater Washington Class of 2012.
Her path after college included roles such as media coach to clients from Capitol Hill and Fortune 100™ companies, and publicist to authors, actors, and national foundations. As the previous marketing director for a Washington-DC based firm, she coordinated, planned and executed VIP level events for members of Congress, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Foreign Service officers, and other dignitaries. She has also been a key organizer for national literary events such as the Baltimore Book Festival, the CBC Annual Authors Pavilion, and the Capital Bookfest, featuring hundreds of authors each.
The roster of returning clients ranges from respected organizations and associations, elected officials, dignitaries, celebrities and others for whom rigorous standards of professionalism and discretion are mandatory. She personally oversees all projects regardless of scope and considers herself singularly responsible for the successful, cost-managed, and timely execution of every project. It is her vision and ability to convey meaning and a narrative, in décor or in print, that has helped to enhance environments, improve efficiency and productivity, elevate brands, and expand clients’ bottom lines.
In her spare time, Ms. Reid was inspired to create a locally-based foundation, Living is Giving, which provides support to communities in Ghana, West Africa. “Philanthropy and giving back is the fabric of my world!” she says. She is very involved in and passionate about anti -racism leadership and working to defeat systematic racism. She currently serves on two boards focused on young people and education, truancy prevention, and social justice, Access Youth and the Williams-Franklin Foundation which gives scholarships to deserving students at HBCU’s.
Ms. Reid is from Pasadena, CA, received her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and now resides in the DC Metro area. She is also bilingual in Spanish and English.