Dr. Thomas H. Estes
Dr. Rollin David Larrick
Director of Instructional Content
Gerald V. Bailey
Chief Operating Officer
Reginald F. Woods
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Brian M. Campbell
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Kenneth E. Hankins
Marketing and Distribution Advisor
Reginald F. Woods, Chairman of the Board
Reg began his business career at General Electric in the marketing of industrial process computers. He later served as director of new aircraft development and purchasing for Eastern Airlines where he concentrated on the design, purchase, and financing of the DC-9, B-737, B-727, and L-1011 fleets.
He later joined Butler Aviation International to manage a corporate turnaround that became the subject of three Harvard Business School case studies. He led Butler through a major restructuring without any loss to banks or bond holders, or any dilution of the original public shareholders. This was accomplished by divesting two troubled aircraft manufacturing subsidiaries, rescheduling debt maturities, leveraging unencumbered assets, and improving profitability. The company was later diversified beyond aircraft services into contract engineering, telecommunications engineering, and computer graphics.
The Butler companies all experienced significant growth and profitability through acquisitions in their respective industries. Butler International was listed on the NYSE in 1979 and later completed a significant common stock offering through Goldman Sachs. Butler was sold to a financial buyer for cash at an attractive valuation in 1987. He returned to turnaround consulting and in 1994 cofounded a merger and acquisition practice specializing in the insurance industry.
He was a founding shareholder and director of the New York investment banking firm of Benedetto Gartland & Company, which specializes in raising capital for private equity funds. He currently serves as chairman of Dynamic Literacy, LLC; director and chairman of the audit committee of an industrial construction firm, Greenleaf Corporation; and is a director of Scitent, Inc., and DeHayes Consulting Group. He also serves on the executive committee of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, the advisory board of the University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center, and is cofounder of the Keswick Community Foundation. He earned BS and MS degrees in engineering as well as an MBA from Cornell University.