Centro Room 081 Views from the Community’s Leading Investor: Drawing on her experience in the corporate world, Phoebe Wood has helped grow some of the most successful start-ups in the region. She is also one of the leading local investors.
Phoebe Wood is a member of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., Invesco, Ltd., Pioneer Natural Resources Company, and Leggett & Platt, Inc. Previously she served on the Board of Directors of OshKosh B’Gosh, Inc.
Ms. Wood retired as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Brown-Forman Corporation where she was responsible for the financial operations of the company, including corporate development, controller, treasury, investor relations, tax, information technology, and internal audit. She implemented Sarbanes Oxley during her tenure, and was active in Lenox and Hartmann Luggage prior to their divestitures. Before joining Brown-Forman, Ms. Wood was the CFO at Motorola’s telecom subsidiary, Propel, Inc., and before that spent 23 years at Atlantic Richfield Company (now BP), in financial management, including assignments as Divisional CFO in England and Alaska. She was the CFO of ARCO Alaska when it was sold to Conoco Phillips for $7 billion in 2000.
Ms. Wood is a Trustee of the Gheens Foundation and The American Printing House for the Blind. She is a trustee emerita of Smith College, her alma mater. She has an MBA from UCLA and was named one of 100 Inspirational Alumni of the Anderson School of Management.
Ms. Wood is a Principal of CompaniesWood, a consulting firm that specializes in advising and investing in early stage companies. She is active in economic development issues in Kentucky. She has two daughters and lives in Louisville.