Omar Woodard

Omar Woodard

Vice President of Solutions, Results for America – Philadelphia, PA

Omar Woodard serves as vice president of solutions at Results for America. In this role, he advises state and local government leaders on using data and evidence in policymaking and supports collaborative, community-led efforts across the U.S. to accelerate economic mobility. Before joining Results for America, Woodard spent nearly a decade in venture philanthropy as executive director of GreenLight Fund Philadelphia and principal at Venture Philanthropy Partners. Earlier in his career, Woodard specialized in government affairs as a registered federal lobbyist, policy director to the Pennsylvania State Senate minority whip, and policy director to a Philadelphia mayoral campaign. He started his career on Capitol Hill as an urban policy aide to a U.S. congressman and appropriator.

He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a board member of the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology, and the Independence Public Media Foundation.

Woodard earned an M.P.A. in nonprofit management and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs with a minor in public policy from George Washington University. He completed executive education in nonprofit governance from Harvard Business School, where he received the Hansjörg Wyss Award for Social Enterprise.