Rhonda Glover Reese graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She later received a Master of Science degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Mrs. Reese is currently enrolled at the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, pursuing a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Organizational Development. She also holds certificates in Nonprofit Executive Management from Georgetown University and Howard University School of Business Executive Education - Global HR Institute.
Mrs. Reese began her career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in August 1984, assigned to FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). She quickly rose through the ranks with a focus on drug investigations. By the mid 2000s she held the title of Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the New Haven Field Office overseeing the National Security Branch. Most recently in 2015 she was assigned to Human Resources Division in Washington DC, where she served as the Acting Unit Chief of onboarding new employees to the FBI.
Her professional affiliations with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE) since 2002 and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). As a result of her work with IACP, she was appointed to the National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Safety Cadets. Mrs. Reese attended Session 72 of the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, where she is a member of its association. Other membership organizations include being a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a Life Member of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People, and the National Council of Negro Women, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, and the Society of Human Resource Management.
Mrs. Reese is the recipient of many awards, most notably in September 2007, Mrs. Reese was presented with the FBI Director’s Award for Equal Employment Opportunity to recognize her leadership, training, recruitment, and significant contributions to enhance employment opportunities for women and minorities within the FBI. The FBI Director’s Award is one of the highest forms of recognition received by an FBI employee.