With more than 40 years in the service, hospitality, and non-profit industry, Dave Woodyard leverages his extensive experience and long-time commitment to social welfare as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities Dallas.
He oversees the organization’s nearly $35 million budget for 10 missions and over 37 programs serving more than 150,000 children, families, and seniors every year. The position taps his deep service and organizational growth expertise, as well as ongoing board and trustee roles at several of Dallas’ top faith-based educational and philanthropic organizations. Prior to joining Catholic Charities Dallas, Dave created a consulting firm to answer the growing need for private clubs of all types, both domestically and internationally.
For several decades before consulting, Dave held critical executive leadership roles at Dallas-based ClubCorp, Inc., the world’s leader in private clubs. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President of Operations and Business Development of the Business and Sports Division. While in that role, he held strategic and operating responsibilities for a multi-club division, including international clubs.
Dave is currently the Governance Chair for the Council of the Diocesan Directors Executive Committee of Catholic Charities USA and is a Knight of Malta. He is a former vice-chair and trustee at The Catholic Foundation and Bishop Dunne High School as well as a past member board member of Holy Trinity Seminary. He and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Dallas and have five children and seven grandchildren.