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Reed Polk, University of Kentucky Medical Center

Reed Polk, Crossroads Consultant is a dynamic public speaker, a meeting moderator, an author, and is known for his delightful humor. His sparkling southern stories and his observations about life, then and now, are authentic, and riveting. Mr. Polk was born in Mississippi, raised in Alabama, has lived in Georgia and North Carolina, and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky. His unique one-liners have been dubbed, "Polk's Pearls" and they characterize his cryptic speeches…

"Our goal should be just out of reach, but not out of sight."

"Our challenge is not to see through people, but to see people through."

Mr. Polk was a minister for twenty-three years and is especially proud of his seven years as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington. Those years, his says, were his "Camelot years." In 1982, he began working at the U.K. Chandler Medical Center. As Special Assistant to the Chancellor, his decision-making, mediation, and communication skills were utilized on a daily basis. He retired from there in 2003.

Mr. Polk continues as a speaker, a commentator for Lexington's leading television station, WKYT-TV, serves on the boards of the Lexington Philharmonic, United Way, and God's Pantry, is past president of the Lexington Rotary Club, and is the author of two books: Running Into a Deadend While Escaping and Before and After: A Commentary for Our Times.

Mr. Polk has been dubbed as a speaker who "allows humor to be a bridge to a point," and as a "Minister at Large."

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