C. Patrick Woods is the Manager of Regulatory Strategy for ITC Holdings, Corp., a Fortis Company, the largest independent electricity transmission company in the United States. In this role, Patrick manages the company’s involvement in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), and represents the company in various SPP Regional Transmission Organization working groups. Additionally, he represents the company in various regulatory proceedings in Kansas and Oklahoma, with a focus on transmission planning, cost allocation and rate policy. Patrick is headquartered in the company’s ITC Great Plains operating company in Topeka, KS.
In addition to his work at ITC, Patrick has served in a variety of leadership roles in the private sector and in state and local government, including stints as the Director of Talent Management & Diversity at Westar Energy, Director of Advancement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, Education Policy Adviser and legislative liaison for the Governor of Kansas, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, and president of the Board of Education for the Topeka Public Schools, USD 501. In 2018, Patrick was elected to serve as the President of the Kansas Association of School Boards.
For his work in the public sector, Mr. Woods was named one of “50 Kansans You Should Know” by Ingram’s Business Magazine in Kansas City in 2013, and one of Greater Topeka’s “20 under 40″ Top Professionals in 2010 by the Jayhawk Area Council BSA.
Patrick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science-History with a minor in Spanish from Friends University in Wichita, Kan., and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, emphasis on public sector economics and policy, from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.
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