Business Administrator Rob Reed began his career with the Highlands County Sheriff's Office in 2012 starting as the Accountant. He was promoted to the Business Administrator in 2014 and manages the Budget, Finance and General Services teams for the Sheriff's Office. These units are responsible for handling the financial affairs of the agency, including financial reporting, grant applications and reporting, purchasing, and the preparation of budgets. Rob grew up in central Illinois, graduated from Illinois State University and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1978. Rob has served in a number of industries throughout his career, including public accounting, real estate development, telecommunications and citrus processing. Rob is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Governmental Finance Officers Association. He is married with four children and has called Highlands County his home since 1989.