2.14: Catalyzing your Career with Lakisha Ann Woods

2.14: Catalyzing your Career with Lakisha Ann Woods

From being a change agent in organizations to catalyzing her own career, Lakisha Ann Woods is a thoughtful and aware energizer. She is a superb example of leveraging the strengths of her team members, elevating others in their expertise, and learning to communicate in ways to meet people where they are most comfortable. Lakisha graciously shares her knowledge and experiences as a leader with others through various platforms, including candid articles posted on LinkedIn. She addresses how she has uses her voice, and how she helps others find theirs. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear her amazing insights and reflections!

Lakisha Woods, CAE
President and Chief Executive Officer, The National Institute of Building Sciences

“The ability to strengthen communication is always critical.”

Lakisha Ann Woods is president and chief executive officer of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). Lakisha is responsible for leading the Institute’s dedicated team of professionals, enhancing its value and visibility, and growing relationships with its members, clients, public agencies, and partners. She also leads efforts to expand the organization’s programs and markets while growing and strengthening its membership base.

Prior to joining NIBS, she was the senior vice president and chief marketing officer at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) where she oversaw a 27-member team responsible for all marketing and revenue-generating programs including sponsorship sales and partnerships with major national companies.

Lakisha currently serves on the board of directors for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), is past chair of ASAE’s Communications Section Council, and has spoken at national and international industry events. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in College Park and lives with her husband and daughter in Howard County Maryland.

Lakisha has been featured in several articles including the following:

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