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Al B. Reid is the Vice President of Corporate Development at Abbott Laboratories. Reid serves as a corporate strategist and mergers & acquisition professional for the Abbott executive management team by providing strategic advisory and operational management support for their global businesses. Reid has provided executive leadership for a variety of global growth initiatives including acquisitions/spin-offs, strategic partnerships, divestitures and geographic expansion in key emerging markets. Prior to joining Abbott in 2000, Reid held a variety of positions at Baxter Healthcare, Dun & Bradstreet, Paramount Communications and the Federal Reserve Bank in management consulting, treasury, corporate finance and strategy roles. He serves on the Board of Directors at Senior Helpers, Chicago Youth Centers and the Aurelia Group. Reid is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (MS) and Clark Atlanta University (BA).