Walter Woods
CEO, Humana Foundation

Walter’s passion is in inspiring others to inspire themselves. He has over 20 years of social development experience working both with and for younger and older adults in America. Prior to assuming the CEO role of the Humana Foundation , Walter served as President of the Good Samaritan Foundation, Vice President – Strategic Programs for the AARP Foundation, a consultant to The World Bank Group, Chief Development Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and Managing Director – Commercial Markets for the American Gas Association.

Walter has published numerous marketing and sales articles including: “A Program for the 21st Century” for the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives magazine Executive Update, 10/’00.

Walter has a MBA from Northwestern University – J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, IL, 1989; BBA, cum laude, from Howard University, Washington, DC, 1987; and completed the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, California, 2013, Leadership Greater Washington, 2003 and Leadership South Dakota, 2016.

He has been added to the 2001 Associations Advance America Honor Roll by ASAE for developing a program that “resulted in significant benefit to American society” and given a 2003 Award of Excellence by ASAE for developing a program that resulted in “significant benefit to American society.”

Away from work, Walter enjoys fly-fishing, cross-country/downhill skiing, sky diving and adventure travel.