M. Wood Company President & CEO Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

Chicago, Illinois – M. Wood Company, a global, retained executive search and strategy consulting firm is pleased to announce its President & CEO, Milton M. Wood, received an honorary doctorate of law degree from Lincoln College, during its 140th Annual Commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2007. In addition, Wood served as speaker and gave the ceremony’s commencement speech. Wood has been a member of Lincoln College’s Executive Committee and Board of Trustees since 2005. 

Lincoln College President John Hutchinson believes the graduates could learn from the honorary degree recipient. Hutchinson said, “Milton Wood is very intense in getting his job done and I think our graduates will find it beneficial to learn from his desire to succeed.”  

Wood’s stellar career track started after graduating from Dakota Wesleyan University when he joined a technology and business consulting firm where he was recognized by Information Week as one of the top 50 Information Technology consultants in the United States. He eventually climbed the ranks and became Partner. After working five years with the organization, Wood decided to pursue his entrepreneurial goal of owning his own business. In 1970 he founded M. Wood Company, an executive search and strategy consulting firm, which conducts Director to C-level searches as well Board searches. Early in his venture Mr. Wood foresaw the business trends and spearheaded the firm’s successful expansion into change leadership; affected by mergers & acquisitions, electronic commerce, organizational and executive assessment and the development of cross-functional processes. 

About Lincoln College

Lincoln College was founded in 1865 as Lincoln University, the only institution of higher education named for Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime. It is a selective, private, liberal arts college with two campuses; one in Lincoln, Illinois and the other Normal, Illinois. Student-teacher ratio at Lincoln College is 13:1 and the average class size is 16 students.

About M. Wood Company

Founded in 1970, M. Wood Company is a global, retained executive search and strategy consulting firm, which utilizes a consultative approach to the executive search process. M. Wood Company is recognized as a leading industry-independent, international provider of executive search and consulting services. 


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