Board of Education
Seat 8: Reuben R. McDaniel, III – Chair
In May 1999, Reuben R. McDaniel, III was named President/CEO of Jackson Securities, LLC an Atlanta based investment banking firm. With over 25 years of investment banking experience in finance management, capital markets and municipal finance, McDaniel relies on his proven financial insights, exceptional talents in building relationships, strong analytical background and consummate corporate management skills. Selected as one of Black Enterprises’ “75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street,” Mr. McDaniel was responsible for transforming the firm from a regional public finance boutique into a national institutional investment bank. Under his leadership, Jackson Securities has sustained double-digit revenue growth and diversified revenue streams by establishing a Corporate Finance Group, Wealth Management Group and an Institutional Sales & Trading Group.
McDaniel’s commitment to the children of Atlanta is evident through his work with Atlanta Public Schools where he served as a community advisor on the Audit Committee as well Education Committee member for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. In addition, he was the recipient of the 2009 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award, an award created by The Boy Scouts of America to recognize outstanding services by an individual or organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income urban backgrounds. This award is given for “unselfish service to the youth of America.” McDaniel currently serves as the Atlanta Board of Education representative for Seat 8, At-Large.
The father of one and the son of an educator, McDaniel takes pride in giving back to the community. In addition to the previously mentioned accolades, he tirelessly serves the following organizations:
McDaniel earned a B.A. in economics and math from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte in 1984 and the Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas in 1988.