Luke W. Reynolds is Chief of Outreach & Program Development. He manages staff who develop, enhance, and promote FDICís financial education resources, including the award-winning Money Smart financial education program. His team also develops strategies and resources to support other national community development initiatives. Mr. Reynolds serves on the Consumer News editorial board, DCP Workplace Excellence Council, Alternative Dispute Resolution Steering Committee, and has previously served on the Un/Underbanked Surveys Project Team and helped manage the Small Dollar Loan Pilot. He is also an FDIC Deputy Ethics Counselor.
During his details as Acting Associate Director for Community Affairs, he led the Community Affairs Branch in refocusing its resources to foster bank-community collaborations that promote broader community development and economic inclusion, while establishing processes to manage operational risk. Previously, he was the FDICís Community Affairs Specialist in Southern California and a Commissioned Bank Compliance Examiner in the FDIC's Detroit field office.
Mr. Reynolds has authored or contributed to many publications, has spoken internationally on the US consumer protection landscape, and has taught workshops for senior leaders in other countries on how to adapt the Money Smart curriculum to develop a national financial education program. He has been recognized with the FDIC Chairmanís Individual Excellence and Chairmanís Team Excellence Awards, Divisional Manager of the Year Award, and a Commendation by the County of Los Angeles.
Mr. Reynolds, a native Oregonian, holds a baccalaureate degree with High Distinction from Indiana University where he studied public financial management and economics, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Loyola Marymount University Law School in Los Angeles, is a licensed attorney in California and the District of Columbia, and is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM). He served as Chief Technical Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles International Law Review, and has been recognized for his pro bono work, which has included litigation.