(Washington, D.C.)—Dr. Wayne Reynolds of Athens, Alabama, was elected August 20 to serve as National Treasurer of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) at the organization's 15th National Convention in Reno, Nevada. Reynolds, who served as national treasurer from 2001-2003, is currently serving his 13th year as President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Alabama State Council. His past VVA national service includes four years on the board of VVA's affiliated 501-C3 charity, the Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund; four years as secretary of VVA's Conference of State Council Presidents; and three years as past president of VVA Chapter 511, Athens, Alabama. Reynolds has also served on the following VVA national committees: Finance; Veterans Healthcare; PTSD and Substance Abuse; Constitution; Employment, Training, & Business Opportunity; and Veterans Affairs.
Reynolds, a disabled veteran, served in Vietnam from 1968-69 with the 95th Evacuation and 22nd Surgical Hospitals. He retired after 12 years as Public School Superintendent and holds a Doctor of Education degree from Auburn University and a Master's Degree in Finance. Reynolds has been a registered nurse since 2003 and, since 1996, has been the owner and CEO of his own business. He has been married to Carol for 41 years and is the father of two and the grandfather of two. His son, Wesley, is currently serving in the Air Force.
John Rowan of Middle Village, New York, was re-elected to his fourth consecutive term as National President; Fred Elliott of Rochester, New York, was elected to serve as Vice President; and Bill Meeks, Jr., of The Woodlands, Texas, was elected as Secretary. In addition, 19 National Board of Directors were elected: Ten At-Large and nine Regional. The At-Large directors are Marsha L. Four (PA); Dan Stenvold (ND); Jerry Yamamoto (CA); Felix Peterson (OK); Pat Bessigano (IN); Richard C. DeLong (LA); Pastor Toro, Jr. (NY); Ken Holybee (CA); Joe Jennings (OH); and Jacqueline Rector (KY).
The nine Regional directors elected to serve a 2011-2013 term are: Region 1, John Miner (VT); Region 2, Herb Worthington (NJ); Region 3, Sara McVicker (MD); Region 4, Bob Barry (GA); Region 5, Sandie Wilson (MI); Region 6, John Margowski (WI); Region 7, Allen J. Manuel (LA); Region 8, Tom Owen (OR); and Region 9, Dick Southern (CA).