South Georgia Banking Company recently elected Bill Reinhardt to its Board of Directors. Bill, a Tift County native, received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1987 from the University of Georgia, followed by a Juris Doctor in 1990, also from UGA. After law school, he worked in private law practice at Reinhardt, Whitley, Summerlin & Pittman until 2006 when he was elected as one of two Superior Court judges for the Tifton Judicial Circuit, which includes Irwin, Tift, Turner and Worth counties. Currently, he serves as Chief Judge of the Superior Courts for the Tifton Judicial Circuit.
“We are very pleased that Bill is joining our board of directors,” said Pait Willis, chairman of the board. “The Reinhardt family has been a part of our bank for many years; Bob Reinhardt, Bill’s father, was one of the banks founding investors.”
Reinhardt, an active community member, has served on the boards of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber and the YMCA, along with serving as the president of the local American Heart Association and the Board of Trustees for First United Methodist Church and Leadership Georgia. He is also committed to professional organizations, having served as the president of Tifton Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors of UGA Alumni Association and many committees with the State Bar of Georgia and Council of Superior Court Judges.
“The availability of credit is essential for thriving communities; job creation doesn't happen without it,” said Reinhardt. “A strong local banking community is
essential for Tifton to continue providing quality professional, educational and job growth opportunities for its citizens. I love living in Tifton and I am proud of my association with South Georgia Banking Company.”
A member of First United Methodist Church, he and his wife Lisa have three children, Will, Charlie and Georgia.[back to list]