12 Jan 2022
Conrad Woody to Lead Odgers Berndtson’s Washington, D.C. Office
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Odgers Berndtson is pleased to announce that Conrad Woody, Partner and Head, Association & Corporate Affairs Practice, has been named as Head of the Washington Office effective January 10th, 2022.
“When I recruited Conrad to Odgers Berndtson, I told him the firm was committed to expanding our footprint in Washington, D.C. Over the past three years, his energy, drive, positive reputation in the market, and the care with which he leads and comports himself has been inspirational and outstanding,” says Derek Wilkinson, current head. “We will all benefit from his leadership in this role.”
As Head of Odgers Berndtson's D.C.-based Association & Corporate Affairs Practice, Conrad advises Boards and C-Suite leaders on acquiring talent in the global corporate affairs vertical. His portfolio of talent advisory work includes counseling clients on senior level government affairs, corporate communications/public affairs, public policy, trade association CEO and leadership roles. He co-leads the firmwide Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council and leads the firm's Corporate Board Diversity Initiative.
“Today, organizations are held to a very high standard of transparency, constant communication and managing public reputation. We are well positioned in D.C. to pinpoint and place leaders with the global experience and political savvy to be successful in high-pressure corporate affairs roles, and I look forward to Conrad’s leadership to elevate our presence in Washington and the broader Mid-Atlantic market,” says Steve Potter, Chief Executive Officer of Odgers Berndtson.
Conrad has a degree in political science from Howard University and serves as an Advisory Board Member for public policy insights firm Poligage. Additionally, he is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Step Afrika!, a Board Member for Starting with Today Inc., and on the Young Patrons Board of Arena Stage.