Jim Woods, Director, VAAA Enterprise Shared Services

Jim Woods is the Director of Enterprise Shared Services (ESS) of the VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA) where he oversees all of the academy’s administrative and support functions to include learning standards, student registration, human resources, facilities and property management, and stakeholder engagement. The goal of the ESS is to support internal academy operations consistent with VAAA’s initiatives to mature internal business practices and contribute to increased efficiencies and higher quality outcomes for our students.

Prior to his position with VA, Mr. Woods served as Program Manager of the Acquisition Information Systems Support Team in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Baltimore, Md.

Mr. Woods has 20 years of experience managing program offices and organizations that delivered shared services and more than 10 years of experience supporting acquisition operations, policy, and training programs. He has served in fast-paced environments in numerous roles ranging from senior executive leader to program manager where he led and oversaw information technology, shared services, finance, acquisition, workforce operations and facilities management efforts. He has managed multi-million dollar budgets and staffing levels ranging up to 72 people.

Mr. Woods served in the U.S. Air Force on active duty as well as with the National Guard and Reserves.

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