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You're Invited! 2017 Campaign Kickoff Breakfast

2017 Campaign Kickoff Breakfast Invitation

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Friday, September 8
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Peoria Civic Center
$30/person or $240/table of 8

Please join us as we kickoff our 2017 Campaign!  The breakfast will include a presentation by 2017 Campaign Chairs, Bill and Rebecca Pape; recognition of our 2017 Campaign Pacesetters; and a presentation by guest speaker, Dr. Chris Reynolds. To make a reservation, visit our Constant Contact reservation page.

Reservations are due August 30.

2017 Guest Speaker, Dr. Chris Reynolds

Dr. Chris Reynolds, 2017 United Way Kickoff Breakfast speaker

Peoria native Chris Reynolds knows firsthand about teamwork. As the 10th Director of Athletics at Bradley University, Reynolds is a graduate of Peoria High where he was a two-time all-state player and a Parade All-American. He was inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

Prior to Bradley, Reynolds served in the position of Deputy Director of Athletics for Operations and Administration at Northwestern University. He reported directly to the Vice President for Athletics & Recreation and served on the Athletics Director’s Executive Staff. Reynolds supervised all facets of planning, design, and construction of athletic capital facilities projects. Also, he oversaw the comprehensive renovation of the Rocky Miller Park Baseball Complex. In October of 2014, Reynolds managed to completion the $8.5 million renovation of the Recreation facility which is used for Intramurals, Club Sports and the Northwestern student body.

Reynolds spent nine years at Indiana University in a variety of senior level roles, serving in the position of Associate Athletic Director beginning in 2003 and was subsequently promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director beginning with the 2004 academic year. While at Indiana University, Reynolds managed human resources, media relations and served as sport administrator for the following programs: football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and nine other Olympic sport programs during various times. During his time at Indiana, Reynolds served as an adjunct professor, teaching courses in marketing, sports law, NCAA compliance and sports & higher education. Prior to joining the staff at Indiana University, Reynolds served as an Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Notre Dame, interned at the NCAA national office, and worked at Michigan State University as an Assistant Compliance Coordinator. He then moved to Western Michigan University, where he served in a variety of roles, including the position of Assistant Athletic Director.

Reynolds attended Indiana University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993, a law degree in 1996 and a Ph.D. in 2012. As an undergraduate student, he was a 4-year letterwinner in basketball and team captain in his senior year. Reynolds helped lead IU to Big Ten titles in 1991 and 1993 and the team participated in the 1992 Final Four.

Reynolds and his wife, Katrina, have two children: Joshua and Olivia.

For Dr. Reynolds complete bio, visit the Bradley Braves.

Campaign Pacesetters

Thank You to Our 2017 Pacesetters! Click here for a complete list.