Dr. Woodring's career achievements have spanned the meetings and hospitality industry, both within the U.S. and around the globe.
Besides being one of the original founders of the Certified Meeting Professional certification program, Woodring has served on numerous high-profile boards, panels, and committees. For example, he was a delegate to the first White House Conference on Travel and Tourism, as well as chairman of the prestigious Convention Industry Council. He has been a consultant for various convention centers, including ones in Puerto Rico, Tokyo, Indianapolis, and Charlotte, S.C.
Woodring contributed enormously to the passage, by the U.S. Congress, of the bill exempting 501(c) (3) and (4) organizations from taxation on exhibits. Later, he helped bring about an agreement with the music industry to lower the cost of music licensing, and to exempt religious organizations using music in worship settings.
In 1994, he received the highest honor in the meetings industry when he was inducted into the Convention Industry Council's Hall of Leaders for his distinguished contributions to the field.
He has been responsible for overseeing international conventions and seminars in such far-flung venues as Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe. (His travels have taken him to 136 countries.)
Moreover, through his leadership in philanthropy, RCMA has donated $700,000 in the past six years to the United Nation's World Food Program, a program focused on helping to feed and educate hungry children around the world.