35-year service industry veteran brings business expertise, community commitment DALLAS (February 29, 2016)
Catholic Charities Dallas (CCD), one of the largest social services organization in Greater Dallas, today announced the hiring of David Woodyard as Chief Executive Officer, overseeing the organization’s 17 programs serving more than 30,000 children, families and seniors in need every year.
Most recently, Woodyard was a consultant to the service and hospitality worlds after serving as a 31-year executive at ClubCorp, the world leader in private club management. As ClubCorp’s Executive Vice President of Business Development and Operations, he was responsible for a division with more than 4,000 employees across the U.S. and overseas. In addition to a strong business-growth and leadership track record, Woodyard’s background includes a commitment to community service, having served in Board positions at The Catholic Foundation and Bishop Dunne High School, as well as committee roles with the North Texas Food Bank, All Saints Catholic Church and Limbs for Life.
“Catholic Charities is thrilled to have someone of Dave’s caliber and service expertise joining our organization,” said CCD Board President Bob McDermott. “He’s a true servant leader and we believe he will do great things.”
Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas added, “I believe the Catholic Charities Board of Directors has done an outstanding job in selecting a proven leader such as Dave Woodyard. I know his expertise will help Catholic Charities Dallas reach even more people in need with life changing assistance.” McDermott added that Interim CEO Joe Brogdon, who was acting CEO and CFO since June 2015, will return to his original position as CFO and commended him on his efforts during the organization’s transition period.
“Catholic Charities has a long and rich tradition of serving those in need, especially those that seem to fall into the ‘gaps of giving,’ and I am extremely excited to work with this team of dedicated and capable professionals in serving our community,” said Woodyard.
Woodyard and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Dallas are the parents of five children and five grandchildren.