Marlin D. Woods
Benefits PLUS Consulting
Master of Ceremonies

Marlin D. Woods is Founder and CEO of Benefits PLUS Consulting, a Vendor Management consulting firm specializing in pairing best fit health & welfare benefits vendors to employers through a unique matching system. Mr. Woods is the author of the book, “Courting the Employ(H)er: A Business-To-Business Romance”, which debuted as a #1 Best Seller in the Business Insurance class on Amazon. Mr. Woods has over 20 years of sales leadership experience and is a national public speaker on sales behavior and inspirational messaging. Mr. Woods occupies a seat on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association and is Chairman of the Executive Leadership Committee. Mr. Woods is a member of the advisory board of the National Workplace Benefits Association and serves on the board of Governors of the Rivers Club, a private athletic and executive club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Woods has a driving burden for community mentorship and is the Founder of the “Empower Me” Motivational Mentorship Seminar, a bi-annual seminar providing mentorship exposure to African Americans across the United States to increase quality opportunities in leadership and entrepreneurship. Mr. Woods is a devoted husband to his loving wife Jessica and an engaged father to his young children.