Donald Woods


Don Woods serves as regional chief executive officer of USI Insurance Services, LLC. Prior to this role, he was chairman, president and CEO of Community Bankshares, Inc.

Don received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Denver in 1980 and a master’s degree in international business and finance from the City University in London, England, in 1985.

He is an avid fly fisherman and enjoys hiking and climbing throughout Colorado and other Western states. He also enjoys reading and is especially fond of stories about early explorers and adventurers in Africa and the Western U.S.

He has served on numerous boards, both for-profit and nonprofit.

Community Involvement:

  • Nature Conservancy–Colorado Chapter; trustee, past board chair
  • Colorado Outward Bound School, trustee
  • University of Colorado Business School

Favorite Colorado Experience:

Spending time in the rural towns and getting to know the terrific and interesting people and communities throughout the state. Traveling all of the back roads and exploring the extensive backcountry of the mountains and plains.

Favorite Quote:

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined.”—Henry David Thoreau.