Merrill J. Reynolds, Jr.

Managing Director, Certified Community Bank Director’s Program (CCBD)

mreynolds@swgsb.org

Merrill J. Reynolds, Jr., is managing director of the Certified Community Bank Director’s Program (CCBD) and curriculum coordinator for the Assemblies for Bank Directors at SWGSB at SMU Cox. He also serves as faculty and curriculum coordinator for the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending Schools. A graduate of SMU and the SW Graduate School of Banking, Reynolds began his career as a bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. A 40+ year banking veteran, he has worked for both community and multibank holding companies in various lending and managerial capacities. Before beginning his consulting career, Reynolds served as senior vice president and business banking manager for Wells Fargo, N.A., in New Braunfels, Texas. Reynolds founded Reynolds Williams Group in 1999, a consulting firm designed to provide services to financial institutions, credit unions, and Farm Credit Banks nationwide.

Reynolds serves as an instructor for multiple state and national banking organizations and was instrumental in the design of the only accredited certification course for loan review professionals. He has been a lead instructor for Bank Administration Institute, has served as a faculty member of the SW Graduate School of Banking for 22 years, and is a regular speaker for the Assemblies for Bank Directors, state banking associations, and numerous national conferences and seminars, both domestic and internationally. He received the SWGSB Distinguished Faculty Award in 2019. Reynolds is currently participating on a national task force on bank director mitigation of personal liability and reputational risk. He also serves on the Alumni Advisory Board for the SMU Cox School of Business and serves as faculty and curriculum liaison for the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending Schools.