Wendell Reilly was elected an alumni trustee in 2001, and a term trustee in 2005. A 1980 graduate of Emory College, he earned his MBA in finance from Vanderbilt University in 1983.
Mr. Reilly serves as Chairman of Berman Capital Advisors and General Partner of Peachtree Equity Partners, an SBIC debenture loan fund. Prior to his current positions, he was chairman and CEO of Grapevine Television and chief financial officer for Haas Publishing Companies and The Lamar Corporation. Mr. Reilly currently serves as a director of Lamar Advertising Company and Brown & Brown Inc. and also serves on the investment committee for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the endowment board of The Paideia School. He recently joined the boards of The Carter Center and the International Center for Journalists.
Mr. Reilly is leading the effort for Emory Arts and Sciences as part of the University-wide comprehensive campaign. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he is related to L. Q. C. Lamar, former Supreme Court Justice and 1845 Emory graduate for whom the Emory School of Law was previously named.