Alan D. Reynolds is the Chairman and CEO of WilsonMiller, a nationally recognized engineering and planning firm serving the Southeastern United States and Caribbean Basin. Among the recognitions that WilsonMiller has earned during his tenure as CEO are five time listing in the ZW Hot Firm – 100 Fastest Growing Design Firms in the US, two time recipient of the Economic Development Council’s Best Place to Work, The Uncommon Friends Foundation Business Ethics Award, Horizon Council Business and Industry Award, Community Foundation’s Corporate Philanthropy Award, and ULI Award of Excellence. WilsonMiller currently ranks 225th in the Engineering News-Record Rankings of the top 500 Design Firms in the United States.
His expertise includes environmental design, land use and planning, strategic and rural land stewardship. He is member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and Urban Land Institute. Reynolds has served as the principal planner for more than 100 communities. He led a collaborative public/private team in the creation of Florida’s first Rural Land Stewardship Plan in Collier County, which is widely recognized as a model for incentive driven conservation, agricultural protection and sustainable development. The plan has won the Sustainable Florida Best Practices Award, the Economic Development Council’s Excellence in Industry Innovation Award, and awards from 1000 Friends of Florida, Florida Chapter-American Planning Association and the Florida Planning & Zoning Association.
Reynolds served as the principal planner for Ave Maria New Town and University and was part of the planning team for Babcock Ranch, the latter being the largest single conservation acquisition in Florida’s history.
Reynolds contributes time to many professional, civic, educational and cultural organizations. He served on Leadership Florida’s Board of Regents and as chairman of the Leadership Florida Southwest Florida Region. He served as Class Chairman of Leadership Collier, and was voted the group’s Distinguished Alumni in 2000. He is a member of Florida Chamber Board of Directors and the Florida Council of 100. He is a former director of the Housing Partnership for Collier County, Inc., and a founding member of the Collier County/City of Naples Joint Affordable Housing Commission. He was Chairman of both the Economic Development Council of Collier County and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. He co-chaired the Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team Steering Committee, which became a catalyst for the redevelopment of downtown Naples. He recently chaired the American Heart Association’s Annual Heart Walk.
As a full member of the Urban Land Institute, Reynolds has served nationally on its Community Development Council and Development Regulations Council. He received the Urban Land Institute/Southwest Florida Region’s inaugural Pathfinder Award in 2001 for “Vision and Commitment to the Community”.
He is a member of Florida Gulf Coast University Advisory Boards for the College of Business and Lucas Institute for Real Estate, and a member of the Ave Maria University Board of Regents. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of Collier County, and was named a Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Laureate for 2006.
Reynolds attended Miami University where he received his degree in Environmental Design. He studied abroad at London’s Architectural Association and in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.