Prior to retiring in February, 2015, Frank Wood worked in Finance and Accounting for over thirty eight years; the first three of which were in Public Accounting and the last thirty five of which were for five corporations whose primary business was in mining, both within the U.S. and internationally. For the last ten years, he served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of two publicly held U.S. based coal mining companies, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) and Foundation Coal Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:FCL). FCL was acquired by ANR in 2009. Both FCL and ANR were originally formed with the backing of private equity sponsors and entered the public equity markets via Initial Public Offerings. Prior to being a CFO, Mr. Wood was a corporate controller, business unit controller, vice president of financial planning and analysis, budget analyst, director of operations accounting and an auditor.
Mr. Wood holds a degree in Accounting from the College of William & Mary and an MBA from Indiana University. At Indiana University, he served as a teaching assistant for undergraduate accounting classes. He was certified as a public accountant in the State of Virginia.
Prior to recently moving to Williamsburg, he resided in seven different locations throughout the United States. He currently serves on the Accounting Programs Board of the Mason School of Business and the Board of Trustees of Norfolk Academy. His main philanthropic interests are education and medical research.