T James (Jim) Woods
Chair, Principal Development Committee
T James (Jim) Woods
Director of Business Operations
Parent of Alumnae: Jordan Woods 2013 and Oliva Woods 2014
ND Board Member Term:
July 2017 – June 2020
Board Committee: Chair, Principal Development
Jim grew up in a Navy family and moved nine times in 18 years. He graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana with a degree in mechanical engineering and management. He spent the first part of his career with Harris Corporation's Broadcast Division, where he rose from "new college engineering grad" to vice president and business unit manager responsible for the Radio Business Unit. He led the radio unit to develop multiple new products, acquired a series of companies to expand the product portfolio and diversified sales channels. He then established the software business unit for the broadcast division, which was focused on the television industry and was based in Sunnyvale, California. This enabled him to fulfill his desire to relocate back to the west coast, but this time with his family. One of the great experiences working at Harris provided him was the opportunity to travel the world, visiting over 50 counties, while building various radio and TV facilities.
After leaving Harris, Jim joined Google where he led ads product teams, established the content operations organization at YouTube, and built the technical field operations team for Google Fiber. While at YouTube, he was recognized with the Google Great Manager Award. He has rejoined YouTube in late 2016 where he continued managing the fiber TV operation, while also launching new markets for YouTube TV and establishing operations for YouTube Originals. He is currently an independent consultant focusing on market, organization and operations development for internet media operations.
Prior to the Notre Dame Board, Jim has also served on the parent advisory board for St. Mary's School in Los Gatos and the Diocese Schools Strategy Development Committee for the Diocese of San Jose.
Jim and his wife, Jenny, live in Los Gatos and are the parents of Brittani (33), Jordan (21) and Olivia (20). They are also first time grandparents to Neli.