Jody and Stan Reynolds to receive ShowEast Distinguished Service Award


Jody Reynolds, secretary of the board at Reynolds & Reynolds Inc., and Stanley J. Reynolds, president and CEO, will receive the 2014 Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award at ShowEast 2014. The presentation will take place during the Final Night Awards Ceremony on Oct. 30 at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida.

Each year, the Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award honors those in the motion pictue industry who best represent the ideals and standards that the late Al Shapiro set during his distinguished career.

“Jody and Stan have selflessly dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of children through their many charitable endeavors,” stated Andrew Sunshine, co-managing director of ShowEast. “They are well-known throughout the theatrical exhibition industry in the U.S. for creating a unique insurance program for motion picture theatres.”

Stan Reynolds founded Reynolds & Reynolds in 1976, and it has grown from two people to one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Iowa. It is a full-service insurance agency for property, casualty, employee benefits, bonds, life, and personal lines, and it has a special nationwide program for movie theatres. Iowa special programs include the Iowa School Board Association, the Iowa Bar Association and the Iowa Home Builders Association. Special departments include transportation, construction, energy, and manufacturing.

Jody Reynolds has spent much of her time working for charitable endeavors, most notably Variety-The Children’s Charity of Iowa, becoming the first woman president after serving in various capacities. She has been instrumental in the success of the Variety telethon in Iowa for 40 years. It has grown from $151,000 in 1975 to $4,101,000 in 2014.

Jody has been an International Officer of Variety-The Children’s Charity since 1987, serving as international ambassador, international fundraising chair and VP. She was elected senior VP in 2000 and was the first woman elected international president in April 2001. She has been very involved with the International Red Cross and served in Vietnam during the war. She has also served on the boards of Blank Children’s Hospital, Convalescent Home for Children, Orchard Place and the Roosevelt Foundation.

Stan Reynolds has worked for various charitable endeavors, most notably the Variety Club. He served as president of Variety-The Children’s Charity of Iowa in 1976-1977 after having served in most capacities in that organization. He is one of the four founders and is the producer of the Variety of Iowa telethon to help the children of Iowa. In 2014, the telethon raised over $4,100,000 for kids in need. It has raised more than $99 million since its inception in 1975. Reynolds was international president of Variety in 1990 and 1991 and served as chairman of the board from 1992 to 1993.

Stan Reynolds has received numerous honors in recognition of his many contributions to the local and international community including the Variety Club Humanitarian Award, Socially Responsible Entrepreneur of the Year, Boys Scout of America’s Distinguished Iowa Citizen Award, the B.V. Student Award from the movie industry, and the Community Involvement Award from the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce. Stan and Jody were recipients of the Des Moines Register’s Iowa Star Award in 2006. He was inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame in 2011.