The final meeting of the 2014-2015 Rotary year is now ONLINE!

Columbia Rotary would like to thank President John Johnston for a successful and dynamic year of Rotary service and leadership.  Go Rotary!

Good luck to President Mark Sullivan as he takes the lead for the 2015-2016 Rotary year!

If you missed the meeting, you can make it up online.  Remember to email Debbie (columbiarotaryclub@gmail.com) so she can adjust your attendance.

Columbia Rotary: Keith Wood of AECOM will address the club on Monday, June 22nd.

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAOXAAAAJGUwMmYyZmIzLWZmY2YtNDU0OC05NGQ1LWY3Yzg5Yzg5MjgzOAJoin us on Monday, June 22 at 12:30PM at Seawell’s in Columbia.  Keith Wood, VP of Marketing and Communications for AECOM will speak to the club.

On June 29th, we will close President John’s Rotary Year and transition to President Elect Mark’s term.  You’ll also be introduced to the new board members.  Hope everyone has a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday at Rotary!

Speaker Bio:

Keith Wood is Vice President, Marketing and Communications for AECOM’s Management Services Group. He is based in Aiken, South Carolina.

Mr. Wood is responsible for developing and directing a comprehensive strategic communications program including employee communications, media relations, public relations, community affairs, marketing, corporate sponsorship, government affairs issues analysis, and corporate philanthropy.

Keith’s primary function is to represent AECOM’s Management Services Group as its chief spokesperson, aligning with the corporation’s overall message while ensuring the goals and objectives of their customers are achieved. In this capacity, he develops and implements communication strategies for the Management Services business group; assures integration of communications to achieve consistent communications to all stakeholders; builds relationships throughout the industry; coordinates and develops an effective federal, state and local government affairs strategy; participates in economic development opportunities with surrounding communities at the Corporation’s U.S. Department of Energy and UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority sites; and promotes community relations involvement of AECOM management.

Mr. Wood joined the company in 1989 and has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in the Public Affairs field including Deputy Manager of Public Affairs for Washington Savannah River Company (WSRC), Public Information Specialist, Strategic Programs Specialist, and Community Assistant Manager. Most recently he served as Director, Public Affairs for WSRC at the Savannah River Site.

Mr. Wood is very active in the community, holding positions over the years on executive committees for the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness and the Aiken Chamber of Commerce (Chairman in 2008), the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce (2015), the Aiken County United Way Board of Directors (Chairman in 2010), the City of Aiken Election Commission, USC Aiken Partnership Board, the USC Engineering and Computing College Advisory Board and St. Paul Lutheran Church. He is also a graduate of the South Carolina Executive Institute and Leadership Aiken County.

He and his wife, Angela, live in Aiken. They have two sons.