About Us

William M. Wood


Bill has over 35 years of experience in retained search and a proven track record in building and maintaining long-term client relationships. Prior to partnering with Joe Bob Lake and forming Corps Consulting, Bill was the founding partner of Wood-Snodgrass Inc. and of Wood-Glavin Inc. Corps Consulting provides retained executive search and HR consulting for their clients in a highly specialized fashion.


Other Experience:

  • Vice President Executive Recruiting - Lawrence-Leiter & Company, Kansas City, MO
  • Recruiting Director - Lincoln Financial, Omni International Hotels, and Electronic Data Systems (EDS)
  • Infantry Captain - U.S. Marine Corps - Vietnam Veteran
  • B.S. Southern Illinois University
  • While at Omni International Hotels, Bill recruited all key positions during their initial growth phase
  • Member of a number of Military Associations, including Lifetime memberships in the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Marine Corps Association and the Disabled American Veterans 

 Bill's years of consulting and corporate management experience enable him to represent his clients with professionalism, knowledge and integrity.

Joseph “Joe Bob” Lake


Joe Bob has over 40 years of experience as a CEO or COO in both private and public companies. He additionally has 8 years of senior management experience in the nonprofit sector. He currently is a partner with Bill Wood in Corps Consulting, LLC, offering HR services to clients in a very focused and unique way.


Other Experience:

  • Following graduation from West Point he served as an armored cavalry platoon leader in Vietnam and as a troop commander in the 82nd Airborne Division.
  • Founded Western Financial Corporation that grew from $80million to over $1billion in assets while converting from a private to a public company.
  • Following the sale of Western Financial Corporation he worked with four entrepreneurial start up organizations in diverse industries.
  • Spent six years as COO of Community Resource Group a nonprofit based in Fayetteville, AR.
  • Co-founded Empowering Minds International a 501c3 nonprofit providing social services to the marginalized in Kenya including a shelter for abused women and mental health services for the poor.
  • Lifetime member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars “VFW” and the West Point Association of Graduates.

Joe Bob’s many years of organizational leadership in diverse industry sectors have provided him with many ”lessons learned” that can be of great value and provide a unique perspective to a variety of clients.

Fletcher M. Lamkin, Ph.D.

Dr. Lamkin earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, his Master of Engineering degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. A 36-year Army veteran, his service includes command and staff assignments in Hawaii, Vietnam, Korea, and Germany, as well as the Continental United States. He served more than 16 years on the West Point Faculty, where he was a professor, Head of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department, and West Point’s 10th Dean of the Academic Board. A Graduate of Airborne and Ranger Schools, the Army Command and General Staff College, and a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College, Dr. Lamkin’s awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, and five awards of the Air Medal, as well as numerous service medals. After retiring from the Army in 2000 as a Brigadier General, Dr. Lamkin served in leadership capacity in many academic organizations. After 20 years of service in academia, he retired as President of Westminster College in 2020.

Other Experience:

  • Vice President for Development at Dominican University of California
  • President of Westminster College
  • President of Kansas Wesleyan University
  • Consultant for CampusWorks
  • President of West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • President of Westminster College

He and his wife, Cindy, who is accomplished musician and educator, are currently living in Jefferson City, Missouri.