Meet Andrea Woods


The Experience to Lead

Andrea Woods has decades of experience in the public and private sectors, providing Andrea with a broad understanding of the law. Andrea has had 21 years of legal experience as a local business attorney, assistant city attorney, and a prosecutor.

Andrea’s business experience the last 12 years focused on human resources law, ensuring safe and people-friendly work environments within the construction industry. Andrea strived to insure workers returned home safely to their families at the end of each day.

As an assistant city attorney in Central Arkansas, Andrea helped clean up drug-infested, blighted properties and build back Arkansas communities. She helped expand the S.A.F.E. (Support, Abatement, Fines, Enforcement) team initiative that shut down houses and businesses where illegal drugs were being made or sold, and preventing drug dealers and meth lab operators from bonding out of jail and going right back to business. She worked with landlords to improve their businesses by setting up background checks and using leases and other tools to keep out drug dealers, avoid criminal elements, and improve neighborhoods.


A Record of Service

As a legal professional, Andrea has been a leader at the state and national level. She served two terms in the House of Delegates and on the Board of Governors for the Arkansas Bar Association. Andrea is actively involved with the American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, and has served in leadership roles such as Division and Steering Committee Member.

Andrea has testified on complex legal matters before committees of the Arkansas legislature. Andrea co-authored a chapter on employment law for American Bar Association publication and a chapter on public contracting for the Arkansas Bar Association’s Construction Law Handbook.

As a leader on ethics issues, Andrea was elected by shareholders of the Arkansas’s largest construction company to serve on its ethics committee. She also served on the Ethics Committee for the Society for Human Resource Management, an international association of human resources professionals.

A Commitment to Family and Community

Andrea and her husband have been married for 23 years and they have two teenagers. They raised their two children in Conway, where Andrea serves as Chair of the Conway Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chair of the Conway Regional Health System board. Andrea also served on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Faulkner County. and served as Chair of the Board of the United Way of Central Arkansas. 

Grounded in her faith, Andrea and her family are members of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Conway, where Andrea served as Lector and taught children’s Sunday School.