With more than 30 years in the service and hospitality industry, Dave Woodyard leveraged his extensive experience and long-time commitment to social welfare to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of Dallas in February 2016. He oversees the organization’s nearly $20 million budget for over a dozen different programs serving more than 50,000 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 of Dallas, Dave created a successful consulting firm to answer the growing need for private clubs of all types, both domestically and internationally.
For several decades before consulting, Dave played 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. He held strategic and operating responsibility for a multi-club division, including international clubs. He oversaw one of two operating divisions in the company, which encompassed over 50 private business, civic, social, and athletic clubs, including 48 domestic, three international, and three pending new clubs. In addition, he managed a division of nearly 4,000 employees.
Dave is a Board Member of Bishop Dunne High School and Holy Trinity Seminary. He also serves on the Executive Committee of Catholic Charities USA as well as serving on the Finance Counsel of All Saints Catholic Parish. A current Knight of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Dave is also a former Vice-Chair & Trustee at The Catholic Foundation, Philanthropy Committee of the North Texas Food Bank, Limbs for Life volunteer and has helped various other community organizations. He and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Dallas, have five children and six grandchildren.