Woodruff Celebrates Evolution of Employee Ownership; Announces Executive Leadership Transitions

Woodruff Celebrates Evolution of Employee Ownership; Announces Executive Leadership Transitions

February 5, 2020

As Woodruff reflects on three years of employee ownership, the full-service marketing and communications company is celebrating its evolution by announcing transitions in its executive leadership team. Effective immediately, Shelley Thompson is the company’s new chief executive officer, Scott Kington is its president, and Terry Woodruff, one of the company’s founders, becomes the chairman of the board. 

“As our founder and leader for nearly 28 years, Terry made sure we embraced our entrepreneurial side and evolved and adapted to meet our clients’ needs, even when they didn’t always realize what they needed yet,” says Shelley Thompson, chief executive officer. “We’re focused on continuing that legacy. Since becoming an employee-owned company, we’ve expanded and strengthened our capabilities, enhanced our client service and drawn an increasingly talented team of professionals. Scott and I are looking forward to continuing to guide that evolution now and in the future.”

In the past three years, Woodruff has expanded its capabilities in a number of areas, including digital strategy and development, SEO, e-commerce, social media and analytics. Additionally, it has invested in its core services including strategic planning, creative, public relations, content and production. The company focuses on actively listening to clients, sharing its unique insights and delivering sound strategies, tight execution and more efficient work streams. 

Woodruff has also been placing a special emphasis on its employee-owners, providing them with the flexibility, resources and tools they need as they continually drive to be unexpected and innovative and deliver extraordinary results for their clients. 

“We want to attract and retain the best people who can help our clients meet and exceed their objectives,” says Scott Kington, president. “By enhancing our remote work policy, investing in new tools and giving our team members the freedom to be bold, experiment, challenge and act, we’re creating an environment that helps deliver that.”

Thompson and Kington both appreciate the strong collaboration the company has with its clients. 

“In the end, everything Woodruff does is to help our clients move their business forward,” says Thompson. “Our clients are strong partners, so we’re dedicated to keep evolving to stay ahead of their needs and deliver data-driven insights, sound strategies, unexpected ideas and extraordinary outcomes.”

About Woodruff

Woodruff is a full-service marketing and communications team of transformational thinkers who deliver unexpected ideas and extraordinary outcomes for clients. It was established in 1992 with an entrepreneurial spirit now engrained in its DNA. This spirit provides its employee owners the freedom to be bold, experiment, challenge, act and celebrate with colleagues, clients and partners. Woodruff has three offices throughout the United States: Columbia, Mo.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. To find out more, visit Woodruff at www.wearewoodruff.com, Facebook or LinkedIn.