At the end of the year, Tony Woody will end his term as Chairman of the SC Community Loan Fund, an office he has held for the past four years. Since taking on this role in 2008, Tony has led the transformation of CLF from a small, local organization to a regional leader in affordable housing and community development financing. Although he will no longer serve as Chair, Tony will remain an active member of the Board of Directors.

Under Tony’s direction, CLF has positioned itself as an expert on community development; increased its staff from three full-time positions to a team of nine; and most recently, expanded its mission to include healthy food retail, community business, and community facility financing. Existing relationships with community partners have been strengthened and new partnerships with individual and corporate funders have been created, allowing CLF to further assist individuals, families, and communities throughout the Lowcountry.

On behalf of CLF’s staff, board of directors, and the communities we serve, we would like to thank Tony for his leadership, dedication and passion. The legacy you leave behind is truly immeasurable.

Tony Woody is a professional engineer and Partner with Thomas and Hutton Engineering Co., a civil engineering firm that specializes in site development for industrial, commercial and residential projects. He began his career at Thomas and Hutton as a design engineer specializing in residential and commercial projects. Notable projects include Kiawah Island and Daniel Island (both ULI Award of Excellence recipients), Charleston Regional Business Center, The Peninsula, RiverTowne Country Club and Seaside Farms. Tony now specializes as a land use and entitlement consultant for various private developers in the Charleston region while also serving as branch manager of the Mt. Pleasant office, which has grown from eight employees in 1989 to 81 employees in 2008.

He is actively involved in civic and charitable organizations including his church, Christ Our King. He is the past chairman of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Developers Council, and currently serves as chairman of the board of directors for the SC Community Loan Fund, East Cooper Habitat for Humanity and MUSC Children’s Hospital.