Amy Charlene Reed

Amy Charlene Reed

Senior Editor & Media Strategist

Employed by Tec-Com from 1992 to 2015


After more than 20 years with Tec-Com Inc., our senior editor Amy Charlene Reed has accepted a position in communications with the Global Security Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as of November 2015.

During Amy’s time at Tec-Com, she edited and wrote a wide variety of print and digital projects for our clients in energy, manufacturing, and risk analysis. Her work included researching, writing, and editing white papers on energy and the economy, as well as magazine and journal articles, newsletters (digital and print), slide presentations, and award-winning annual reports. Amy also contributed to statistical studies, background research documents used in strategic plans, and surveys of employees and corporate leadership.

Amy participated in the design and ongoing development of three web sites that Tec-Com launched in the mid-1990, overseeing the digital media strategy for Tec-Com, including promotion of the company’s blogs and the professional networking of its staff through digital media.

Prior to joining Tec-Com, Amy was a newspaper and magazine journalist. Her work included free-lance writing for magazines such as Australian Geographic and Australian Women’s Weekly in Sydney, for Popular Science in New York City, and for Business North Carolina in Charlotte. She held staff positions on other publications, serving as business editor of The Daily News in Jacksonville, N.C., where she broadened the newspaper’s coverage of the business community from one to 10 pages a week and created the paper’s first stock page; assistant editor of Whittle Communication’s Best of Business magazine; and sub-editor of Australian Good Housekeeping in Sydney. Her first job at age 18 was a part-time position on the obituary desk of the Knoxville News Sentinel while a college freshman.

Amy holds a bachelor of science degree in communications from the University of Tennessee, where she received the Chancellor’s Citation for Academic Achievement,the Willis C. Tucker Award for excellence in writing, and the Scripps Howard Ernie Pyle Award for outstanding graduating senior. While attending the university, she undertook five internships at magazines and newspapers in East Tennessee and in New York City.

Since 2008, Amy has been a volunteer leader with Knox County 4-H, currently serving as media advisor. She also has served as a volunteer for the Technology Student Association, FIRST Robotics, and projects aiding at-risk children.