Head, U.S. Association & Corporate Affairs PracticeWashington, DC
Conrad Woody is a Partner and Head of Odgers Berndtson’s U.S. Association and Corporate Affairs Practice in Washington. His portfolio of search work includes advising clients on corporate affairs, communications/public affairs, public policy, government affairs, trade association CEO and leadership roles. He also leads the firm’s Corporate Board Diversity initiative and co-leads the firm’s U.S. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.
Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, he was a Principal at another global executive search firm and a key member of the firm’s Government Affairs Practice. Before this, he was with Goldman Sachs & Co., where he was a member of the firmwide campus and diversity recruiting teams. He began his career as an aide for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC).
Conrad has a degree in political science from Howard University and serves as an advisory board member for Poligage. Additionally, he is a member of the Economic Club of Washington and serves as a director on the non-profit boards of Step Afrika!, Starting with Today Inc. and as an inaugural member of the Young Patrons Board of The Arena Stage.