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Chad Graham, Board Member

Chad Graham served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Woody Williams Foundation from 2017 to 2024. Now serving as a member of the Board of Directors, he continues to assist in developing, assessing, and overseeing organizational strategy and mission-focused activities.

Chad’s life and commitment to serving others was strongly influenced by his late grandfather and Foundation namesake, World War II Medal of Honor recipient, CWO4 Hershel “Woody” Williams, USMC (Ret). He carries on the family tradition of service by embracing the ethos, “The Cause is greater than I”.

Chad holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Social Science as well as a Masters of Business Communication with a specialization in Non-Profit Administration from Spalding University. In addition to his involvement with the Foundation, Chad also participates in several other nonprofit efforts to positively impact the community.

Prior to his service in the nonprofit sector, Chad came from a multifaceted background in the equine and music industries. Chad has worked in various roles within top equine industry operations including farm management, training, and exhibiting. These efforts have resulted in multiple World Championships as well as playing key roles in world class breeding and racing operations. Within the music field, Chad is a successful musician, performer, songwriter, and producer garnering critical acclaim and industry awards as well as wide-spread public support.

He is an avid sports fan and outdoorsman.