Conrad Woody is Managing Partner of Odgers Berndtson’s Washington office and leads the U.S. Association and Corporate Affairs Practice. His portfolio of search work includes advising clients on corporate affairs, communications/public affairs, public policy, government affairs, trade association CEO and leadership roles. He also leads the firm’s Corporate Board Diversity initiative and co-leads the firm’s U.S.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.
Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, he was a Principal at another global executive search firm and a key member of the firm’s Government Affairs Practice. Before this, he was with Goldman Sachs & Co., where he was a member of the firmwide campus and diversity recruiting teams. He began his career as an aide for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC).
Conrad has a degree in political science from Howard University and serves as an advisory board member for Poligage, the world’s first online marketplace for public policy insights and government affairs advisory services. Additionally, he is a member of the Economic Club of Washington and serves as a director on the non-profit boards of Step Afrika!, Starting with Today Inc., and as an inaugural member of the Young Patrons Board of The Arena Stage.
Conrad is a frequent speaker on career strategy, leadership, and corporate boards.