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margaret Dr. Margaret Wood, President and CEO of WOOD Consulting Services, Inc., has more than 20 years of experience in Federal contracting. Prior to founding WOOD in 1997, she held project and program leadership positions with various firms servicing the Federal marketplace. Her marketing and business administration skills have enabled her to successfully grow WOOD and established her as a well-respected community and business leader.

Dr. Wood has led or served as a member of delegations representing small and minority-owned businesses, as well as local organizations focusing on mentoring at-risk young ladies to increase their potential for college attendance.

In 2010, Dr. Wood, was selected to receive Washington Brava Women Business Achievement Award and the prestigious Top 100 Minority Business® Enterprise Award. In 2003, Dr. Wood received the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year from the Prince George’s County (Maryland) Chamber of Commerce. In the same year, Dr. Wood was named one of the Fifty Most Influential Minorities in Business by the Minority Business Professional Network.

Another distinction for Dr. Wood was her selection as Entrepreneurial Success Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration (Washington Metropolitan Area). This honor recognized her dynamic abilities as a successful entrepreneur who has created jobs, expanded her business, provided innovative services, and given back to her community. She has received numerous recognitions from state legislators and Congress for her business and community service.

Dr. Wood is a sought after speaker as subject matter expert on entrepreneurship and government contracting. She has generously served on many panels and as keynote speaker for forums on business growth, small business, women in business, government contracting, and others.

A passionate educator and former Associate Professor at Prince George’s Community College (Largo, Maryland), Dr. Wood enjoys engaging young people in the excitement of learning. Her unique approach to the field of knowledge and a fervent dedication to each individual in the learning community set her apart in her discipline.

Dr. Wood earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland – Eastern Shore; a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University; a Post Graduate Certificate in Software Systems Engineering from the George Mason University; and a Doctor of Arts in Community College Education with a concentration area of Computer Science from the George Mason University.

Dr. Margaret W. Wood is co-author of "Tactual Resources at the College Level: Toys for Adult Learning", Journal for Accelerative Learning, "Tactual Learning at the Doctoral Level: A Risk Worth Taking," Practical Approaches to Using Learning Styles in Higher Educations, Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc and "Exploring the Risks That Affect Community College Decision Makers" in the Encyclopedia of Decision Making by Ideas Group, Inc.
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