The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis announced today that Doug Woodruff, partner at consulting firm, DFC Group, and former executive at Bank of America, has accepted the position of President and CEO effective January 1, 2014. The Partnership board unanimously approved this recommendation of the search committee in a special session today.
“Doug’s extensive leadership experience involving urban real estate development, building public and private partnerships and working strategically with local, regional and national civic and nonprofit organizations, positions him well to drive the mission of our organization,” said Zack Boyers, Chair of the Partnership Board.
“Doug is a collaborative leader with the proven ability to build and leverage relationships among a diverse group of stakeholders. His energy, vision and practical experience in community development will be pivotal in building on the momentum currently underway downtown,” said Waller McGuire, Chair of the Community Improvement District Board.
Woodruff is a third generation native of St. Louis. “I’ve always known that downtown is the heart and universal identity of our region. I’m honored and excited for the opportunity to join residents, business and community leaders in fostering and sustaining the regeneration of the downtown community. We are on the precipice of making downtown the vibrant, inviting, eclectic 24/7 hub that our community needs and wants,” said Woodruff.
Woodruff and his family are planning to move downtown in early 2014.