Woodford Webb is president of The Webb Companies, where he oversees the legal and financial management of a large portfolio of residential and commercial investment properties. A licensed attorney, he is also associated in an of counsel capacity with the law firm Webb, Hoskins, Brown & Thompson in Lexington.
Son of co-founder Donald W. Webb, Woodford began working for The Webb Companies while in college. He learned the business from the ground up, starting in the maintenance department and progressing to property management, leasing and marketing. He joined the team full-time in 1992 as vice president of leasing and property management before attending law school and working for several years as an attorney. He returned to The Webb Companies in 1999 as president.
Woodford was named a Top 20 under 40 Rising Star by the Lexington Young Professionals Association in 2008, and Commerce Lexington’s Public Policy Advocate of the Year in 2010. The Lexington-Herald Leader named him the 6th most influential leader in Lexington on March 18, 2013.
He has chaired several businesses and charitable boards, including Commerce Lexington, Hospice of the Bluegrass, and the Downtown Lexington Corporation. He currently serves on the board of directors of The Webb Companies, The Lexington School, Downtown Lexington Corporation, and Evergreen Rehabilitation. He is an advisory director of the Triangle Foundation, and a former director of First Security Bank of Lexington, Kentucky Lottery Corporation, Lexington History Museum, Bluegrass Miracle League, Bluegrass Community Foundation, and Lexington Humane Society.
Woodford holds a bachelor’s of science degree in commerce from Washington & Lee University, an MBA from the University of Kentucky, and a Juris doctorate from the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He also attained the designation of Certified Property Manager from the Institute of Real Estate Management.
He lives in Lexington with his wife and two children.