Meet Our Leadership Team
Get to know the people who drive Wood Personnel’s success.
William R. Wood PresidentLeadership
Bill Wood and his wife, Jennifer, started Wood Personnel Services in 1988 with their first location in Nashville, Tennessee. Since starting the company in 1988, Wood Personnel Services has grown to six locations in the Middle Tennessee area. A graduate of the University of Tennessee with a business major, Bill attained an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University in 1995. Originally from St. Joseph, Michigan, Bill is a Tennessee Titans and University of Tennessee sports fan. He enjoys spending time with family, visiting new cities and being outdoors.
Tonya Davidson Manager of Information TechnologyLeadership
Tonya began her career with Wood Personnel Services in 1997 as a Human Resource Assistant. After exploring different aspects of the company, Tonya found her niche when she assumed the role of Systems Administrator in 1999. Once she received her Bachelor in Professional Studies with a concentration in Information Technology from Tennessee Tech University, she was promoted to Manager of Information Technology. She oversees all aspects of technology at WPS. Originally from Louisiana, Tonya grew up in southeast Texas where she toured the South singing country music with her family. She moved here to start her singing career but found her true passion was in IT. She enjoys traveling, attempting to visit a new country every year, and trying out new and different cuisines!
Joel Boston ControllerLeadership
Joel started with Wood Personnel Services in 1997 as a Staff Accountant and was then promoted to Controller. Joel manages our Accounting department and all financial aspects of Wood Personnel. Originally from Mount Juliet, Tennessee, Joel is a baseball fan and enjoys spending time with his family and new granddaughter.
Stephanie Cavin Baker, TSC, CSP Marketing ManagerLeadership
Stephanie joined Wood Personnel in 1998 as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Search Division. She was promoted to Marketing Coordinator in 1999 and has been the Marketing Manager for WPS since 2000. Originally from Madison, Tennessee, Stephanie grew up playing basketball and attended Belmont University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She enjoys visiting new cities, trying new food, shopping and spending time with her family. Additionally, Stephanie holds her Certified Staffing Professional and Technical Services Certification from the American Staffing Association.
Marianne Kiser Operations ManagerLeadership
Marianne joined Wood Personnel Services in 2010 as a Human Resource Assistant, was promoted to Human Resource Specialist in 2011 and then Branch Manager of our Nashville Office Support division in 2014. In 2015 Marianne became Operations Manager for Wood Personnel and is responsible for the sales and daily operations of our Murfreesboro, Gallatin, Cool Springs, Lebanon and Nashville Offices. Marianne has a Bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech University. Originally from Hendersonville, Tennessee, Marianne is an avid Vanderbilt University sports fan and enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and going to the beach.
Karen Wells Regional Account ManagerLeadership
Karen has over fifteen years of staffing experience that includes sales, negotiations, relationship building and personnel supervision. She began her staffing career in 1999 as a branch manager responsible for all aspects of staffing. She then became a territory manager where she focused on business-to-business marketing and sales. Karen joined Wood Personnel Services in 2010 and is our regional account manager for Middle Tennessee.
Todd Drumright, CSP Area Manager, Lebanon, Gallatin and Nashville IndustrialLeadership
Todd started with Wood Personnel Services in 2003 as the Operations Manager of our Nashville Central Office. He was then promoted to Area Manager of the Nashville Industrial Office and is currently the Area Manager of our Lebanon, Gallatin and Nashville Industrial Offices. In addition, Todd also has his Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association. Todd attended Nashville Technical Institute while working in the hospitality industry. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Todd is a loyal Tennessee Titans fan, enjoys boating and spending time on the lake.
Wendy A. Vallely Area Manager, Nashville Office SupportLeadership
Wendy Vallely joined Wood Personnel Services in April of 2008 and has over 20 years of experience in corporate account management. Wendy started as an Account Manager before becoming the Area Manager of our Nashville Office & Administrative Division where her main focus is to develop new business and maintain existing client relationships. Before joining Wood Personnel, Wendy was a Recruiting Supervisor for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Originally from Jacksonville Florida, Wendy grew up in Knoxville and attended Roane State Community College where she majored in business. She enjoys travel, spending time with her family and friends and exercising.
Lisa Gilder Area Manager, MurfreesboroLeadership
Lisa Gilder joined Wood Personnel in 2014 and has over 18 years of Human Resource Management and Staffing experience. Lisa started as a Senior Recruiter and was then promoted to Area Manager of our Murfreesboro Office. Originally from Murfreesboro, she has an Associate’s Degree from Motlow State Community College. In addition, Lisa has her Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association Her passion is connecting with hiring managers to find a solution for their hiring needs. Lisa enjoys the challenge of “finding that needle in a haystack for my clients”. Lisa is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with her family.
Jennifer Garcia, CSP Branch Manager, LebanonLeadership
Jennifer joined Wood Personnel Services in 2011 as a Human Resource Assistant. Soon after she was promoted to Human Resource Specialist in the Nashville Office Support division and has since been named Branch Manager of our Lebanon Office. In addition, Jennifer also has her Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association. Originally from Lebanon, TN, Jennifer grew up playing softball and was a girl scout. She is an avid sports fan and follows many sports including hockey, baseball, MMA and UFC. Her downtime is spent with her four children and her pets.
Jon Wood Manager, Technical & Management DivisionLeadership
Jon Wood interned with Wood Personnel beginning in January of 2015 while attending the University of Tennessee. After graduating from college Jon then interned in London England with CS Partners where his focus was on international search and placement. Upon returning to the United States Jon joined Wood Personnel full time as the Manager of our Technical & Management Division. Jon has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Originally from Hendersonville, Tennessee, Jon grew up playing soccer, golf and running cross country. Today Jon enjoys historical documentaries, playing golf and watching his favorite teams, including the Nashville Predators and the Tennessee Titans.
Scott Moore Branch Manager, Gallatin OfficeLeadership
Scott Moore is the Branch Manager of the Wood Personnel Gallatin Office. Prior to joining Wood Personnel, Scott worked in staffing as an Account Supervisor and Director of Training for many years. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Scott has a Bachelor’s degree from MTSU and enjoys fishing, playing golf and spending time with his family.