GUAA Executive Director Stepping Down After Decades of Service to Georgetown

Bill ReynoldsBill Reynolds (C'79, Parent '10,'13), executive director of the Georgetown University Alumni Association and associate vice president of alumni relations, is stepping down after 17 years of service to Georgetown. An executive search firm will begin an international search for his replacement in January. Reynolds remains in his role until the fiscal year ends on June 30, 2018.

"During Bill’s tenure, the scope, extent, and impact of the university’s and alumni association's collaboration has grown and expanded monumentally, especially in terms of alumni affairs, programs, relationship-building, and development," stated R. Bartley Moore (F'87), vice president of Georgetown’s Office of Advancement. "We are grateful for his many contributions." 

Reynolds brought to Georgetown extensive marketing and management experience. He spent 17 years at Unilever, including five as a marketing vice president for the Elizabeth Arden and Chesebrough Ponds divisions. He was also vice president of marketing at L’Oreal. A 1979 Georgetown graduate, he earned his MBA from Cornell University in 1981.

Reynolds has been an outstanding alumni volunteer leader at Georgetown for nearly four decades. He served as past president of the alumni association and was a two-time chair of the Annual Fund. He chaired his fifth reunion and co-chaired his tenth. He also served on the Board of Directors, Board of Regents, and Board of Governors, and was a founding member of the London (UK) Club.

Reynolds, the second longest-tenured executive director in Georgetown University Alumni Association history and recipient of the prestigious John Carroll Award in 1993, leaves a legacy of accomplishments:

  • Oversaw fundraising and renovation of the Robert and Bernice Wagner Alumni House
  • Grew annual giving participation to historic levels
  • Tripled undergraduate reunion attendance
  • Accelerated the alumni association as an engine of engagement

Reynolds’s parents were the first co-chairs of the Parents Annual Fund and his sister Julia has dual degrees (I’85, L’89). His wife, Jeanne, graduated from the School of Nursing in 1982 and his two children, Kevin (C’10) and Claire (C’13), are Hoyas, as is his daughter-in-law Chrissy (C’10).

"Georgetown is in Bill’s DNA," Moore said.

In the coming months, the Georgetown University Alumni Association will be celebrating his commitment and contributions to Georgetown.