Gene Woodard

Director of the Building Services Department University of Washington

Gene Woodard has been part of the University of Washington (UW) for 34 years and serves as director of the building services department. The UW was one of the first to use Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) to validate cleaning procedures within its facility and won the Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities’ Grand Award in 2007, 2010, and 2014.  Gene is an International Executive Housekeeping Association (IEHA), Master Environmental Services Certified Executive and member of the International Sanitary Suppliers Association (ISSA) and the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA). He served as IEHA President from 2000—2002. Gene is a 2012 recipient of IEHA’s William D. Joyner Achievement Award and a 2017 University of Washington recipient of the Husky Green Award. Gene is a contributing writer for Cleaning Decisions and Executive Housekeeping Today. He is a speaker on custodial and leadership topics. Gene is a member of the Healthy Schools Campaign’s Healthy Green Schools and Colleges Program Committee.