Meet the Board
Connection to Northwestern
Dad [Chub Reynolds] was a coach, teacher and athletic director at Northwestern (1980 –1990). My brother Rich and nephew Rob are alums. I am a Bethel University grad but switched allegiances, as Dad loved everything Northwestern. Dining out for the Reynolds was a meal shared in the Northwestern bleachers, watching whatever sporting event was on campus.
Most influential mentor
I have been fortunate to work for and with a number of good business leaders in my career, but far and away the most influential person in my life remains my dad—a clear example to me of a Jesus follower who worked hard, spoke the truth, had integrity and poured himself into other people’s lives.
CEO and president of Batteries Plus, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia.
Favorite aspect of work
I am a people addict so I love working with and leading teams driven by a common vision.
I was very lucky to marry my wife, Lisa, in Nazareth Chapel in March of 1990. (It is a tradition for Reynolds men to outkick their coverage when it comes to their life partner. Ask any football player and they will explain this concept.) My daughter Nicole is 20 and a junior at Auburn University. Kylie is a high school senior and planning to play lacrosse in college. Matt is a sophomore at Greater Atlanta Christian School. Ty entered kindergarten this year (and thinks he’s a sophomore).
Favorite free time activity
Our family loves the beach and we like spending any spare time we can find near Daytona Beach (Ponce Inlet).
Like a lot of believers, I find a certain verse or parable to be especially meaningful during a specific time or season of life. Right now, Ephesians 3:20 is a powerful verse to me. (“…all glory to God, who is able through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”) Wow.
Advice for Northwestern students
Each of us has a life purpose, so I would encourage them to attack theirs with passion, courage of conviction and intense effort.