Martinsville attorney Kimble Reynolds Jr., an alumnus of Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, will present a Wachovia Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 18.

His talk, “Leadership During Challenging Times,” is at 3:30 -4:30 p.m. at the Holtzman Alumni Center’s Alumni Assembly Hall. The event is free and open to the public, no tickets needed.

Reynolds received a bachelor’s degree in marketing management in 1988 and a master’s degree in health and physical education from Virginia Tech in 1995. He earned a law degree at Washington and Lee University in 1993.

A former mayor of Martinsville, Reynolds serves on several boards and is the current regional director of Rep. Tom Perriello’s Martinsville office. Reynolds has remained active in the Virginia Tech community, serving currently on the Pamplin Advisory Council and previously as president of the Alumni Association. He has been a strong advocate for the university through the Hokies for Higher Education network. He received a 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Pamplin and a 2008 Alumni Distinguished Service Award from the university.

Reynolds has a strong commitment to diversity and founded the Diversity and Conflict Resolution Leadership Program in 1998 to help Martinsville-area high-school students develop self-awareness, an appreciation of social and cultural differences, and conflict resolution skills.

The Wachovia Distinguished Speaker series in the Pamplin College has featured senior executives from Wachovia, GE, Nielsen, IBM, Dial, Wells Fargo, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, among others.