About

ALLEN WOOD, JR.

1504 WEST CLAIBORNE EXTENDED

GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI  38930

Born:   

Greenwood, Mississippi 8/20/43

Married

Family: Three Children, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren

Education:

Greenwood City Schools, Graduated, 1961, Bowling Green Business University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1961 – June 1962

Mississippi State University, Graduated with BS in Accounting and minor in Philosophy, June 1963 – January 1965.

Various professional schools and seminars:

Member of Alpha Kappa Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Fraternities, Mississippi State University.  Pi Tau Nu local social fraternity, Bowling Green.

Civic Activities:  Present or Past Positions:

  • Present Chairman Emeritus of Board of Directors for United Methodist Ministries to Children and Families (Methodist Childrens’ Home in Mississippi). Present Secretary. (total service, 1987 – present).
  • Past Chairman of Board of Directors for United Methodist Ministries to Children and Families (Methodist Childrens’ Home in Mississippi).
  • Past Guest Lecturer, Mississippi State University (entrepreneurial and management development, College of Engineering).
  • Past member of Strategic Planning Commission for Greenwood Public School System.
  • Past Chairman of BIPEC (Mississippi’s Business and Industry Political Education Committee).  A former member of BIPEC Executive Committee.
  • Past member Delta Council Transportation Committee.
  • Past member MEC CIT (Communications Information Technologies) Committee.
  • Past holder of various offices in Greenwood Leflore Chamber of Commerce.
  • Past President of the Greenwood Leflore Foundation for the Arts.
  • Past Chairman of Greenwood Leflore Library Board.
  • Past Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Board for Mississippi Valley State University.
  • Past member of Board of Directors for Greenwood Leflore Recreation Center.
  • Past Director and Vice Chairman of Greenwood Leflore Economic Development Foundation.
  • Past Director and Officer in the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Cancer Foundation, Boys Club, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Kiwanis Club, etc.
  • Past President of the Greenwood Leflore Adult Literacy Foundation.
  • Past Treasurer and member of Board of Directors for “A+ for Greenwood” Educational Foundation.
  • Past member of Board of Directors of Main Street U.S.A.

Church Activities:

Past member (multiple terms) of the Vestry and Vestry Finance Committee, Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Greenwood, Mississippi.

Past Treasurer and Chairman of Finance Commission (multiple).

Professional Activities:

  • Past member of Board of Directors: Trustmark National Bank, Jackson, Mississippi.  Past member of Wealth Management Committee.  Past member of Board of Directors, Trustmark Corporation, Past member of Audit Committee. 1990 – 2012
  • Past Member of Advisory Board of Directors: Trustmark National Bank, Greenwood offices. 1979 – 2013.
  • Past member of Board of Directors of First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Greenwood, Mississippi. 1976 – 1979
  • Present Teacher: Delta Streets Academy and Carroll Academy.
  • Present Proprietor: Wood Investments.  Real Estate Rental and Mortgage Banking activities plus private Business Management Consulting Services.
  • Retired (4/09) Managing Member: Pemberton Mortgage and Investments, LLC (50% interest); Real Estate and Mortgage Banking activities.
  • Retired (4/09) Managing Partner: John Richard Investments, LLP and related companies (50% interest); Real Estate and Mortgage Banking activities.
  • Past Certified Instructor. Delta State Univ. (Small Business Development Center).
  • Past founding member and secretary of NEC National Dealers Association. (represented NEC telecommunications equipment dealers with the manufacturer).
  • Past member of the MultiMedia Telecommunications Association’s (MMTA) Network Services Workgroup Steering Committee.
  • Past President and CEO, Scientific Telecommunications, Inc. (Telecommunications equipment and network services vendor with offices in Tupelo, Greenwood, Jackson, and Hattiesburg). Sold to ITC^DeltaCom in August 1999.
  • Past Director, Systems Division, ITC^DeltaCom (network and equipment telecommunications services). 1999 – 2005.
  • Past owner and CEO of Gene-Allen Buick Company, Greenwood, Mississippi.
  • Past member of Board of Directors: Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association
  • Past Member of Bell South ASR Steering Committee (founding member). Representing approximately 110 distributors with BellSouth Corporation.

Other Interests:

Writing. Author of one book, Please Listen To Me, and various publications.

Music:  Listening, studying, and performing (percussionist).