The current senior vice president and chief marketing officer at the National Association of Home Builders has come a long way since her first job as movie theatre cashier. Along the way she also ran a pageant and sold advertising.
Lakisha A. Woods, CAE
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
National Association of Home Builders
Lakisha Woods' career began almost 25 years ago when she worked as a cashier at the local movie theater in Fairbanks, Alaska. As the current CMO for the National Association of Home Builders, she says it's important to always look for new opportunities for product or service advancement in your association. She also shared this piece of advice: "If you enjoy the people you work with, you're more likely to enjoy the work you do. So find a way to incorporate excitement and joy in the everyday activities of your work." Here's a glimpse into her career path.
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A Working History
1990–1991: Movie theater cashier
1993–1997: Event director for the Ms. Petite and Miss Petite Teen Maryland and DC pageants
1996–1998: Account executive for TDI, selling outdoor, bus, and rail advertising
1998–2000: Director of product marketing at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
2001–2004: Executive director of marketing and e-business for Associated General Contractors of America
2004–Present: Senior vice president and chief marketing officer at the National Association of Home Builders