Gary B. Wood, Ph.D.
Gary B. Wood, Ph.D. – Executive Chairman
Gary Wood is a co-founder of the Company. He has served as Chairman of the Board of IHC since its formation.
In addition to his activities for IHC, Dr. Wood is the President and CEO of Concorde Companies, a group of investment management and financial advisory enterprises with activities in marketable securities and venture capital, which he founded in 1981. Dr. Wood is also the President and Chairman of the Board of OmniMed Corporation, a venture capital investment firm specializing in healthcare industries. He serves on the Boards of Directors of several private companies associated with Concorde Companies.
A sixth generation Texan, Gary received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University and went on to receive only the third interdisciplinary Ph.D. awarded by Tech, emphasizing law, business and statistics in 1977. At the master’s level he specialized in biomedical instrumentation. He was named a Distinguished Graduate in Engineering in 1993. In 1994, he received the Allan J. McDonald International Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Society of International Business Fellows.
He is a director of several private companies and is also active in civic and charitable organizations in Dallas. He is currently a member of the Endowment Foundation Investment Committee and Advisory Board for the Children’s Oncology Service of Texas (aka Ronald McDonald House), a board member of Leader Formation International, an International Christian Leadership Development Mission and a member of Executive Committee of SIBF.
In February 2005, he completed six years serving on the board of the Parkland Health and Hospital System (Dallas County Hospital District), where he served on the Pension Investment oversight committee. He has twice served as chairman (in 1988 and 1999) of the Society of International Business Fellows, a leadership organization consisting of 1400 senior business executive level, government officials, and NGO members in four regional networks in 45 countries, where he is a distinguished member. He was founder and initial chairman of The Health Industry Council (1988-1998) in the Dallas Ft. Worth region, a nine-county industry promoter and advocacy organization in North Texas, and he served as a board member for the Baylor Medical Research Institute from 1987 to 2000.