Kevin Woods is the Executive Director of Workforce Investment Network, where he and his colleagues assist Memphis, Shelby County, and Fayette County with improving employment opportunities for its citizens. He previously served as the Director of Career Development with New Horizons, where he worked for 12 years and was the two-time recipient of The President’s Club--the highest accomplishment for any consultant with New Horizons.
He currently serves on the Shelby County School Board and is a member of numerous boards, including the Bridges Board of Trustees, PeopleFirst, REACH Memphis, and the TN Achieves Advisory Council.
He is a Graduate of Leadership Memphis, Executive Class of 2014, and has been recognized as the Memphis Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40.” He received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a master’s degree in Business, both from the University of Memphis.
As a husband and father of two girls, he is committed to his community, where he sits on his Homeowners Association Board, raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and supports community involvement initiatives through his affiliation with Memphis Alumni Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, where he is an active member.
Patrick began his career with Turner Construction Company in 2001 as an intern, and was hired on full-time in 2003. He began his career working Turner's Huntsville, AL office before moving to Memphis in 2005. Since then, he has worked in the Memphis and mid-south community on a variety of marque healthcare projects which include the Memphis Mental Health Institute, the Methodist Olive Branch Hospital and the Le Bonheur Parking Garage and Office Building.
He has earned his LEED® AP certification which is the U.S. Green Building Council's "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" (LEED) marking the most qualified, educated and influential green building professionals in the marketplace.
He is currently the Chapter President of the Associated Builder's & Contractor's (ABC) Emerging Professionals, Co-founder of the Memphis Lean Construction Institute Community of Practice and Co-Founder of the Minority Workforce Equity Program (MWEP).
Patrick holds a degree in Construction Management from Auburn University. He has been married for 12 years to Julie and they have 2 sons, Bennett (6) and Graham (4).