University Economic Development Association


2023 Summit

October 8 - 10, 2023


 Theme: Innovating for a Sustainable Future

2022 UEDA Summit Speaker

Charles Woodin

Charles Woodin

CEO, Geekdom

Charles’ career journey has moved him quickly to various roles from Business Development Manager to Membership Director to now CEO of Geekdom. His commitment and passion for service to the Geekdom team and its community has played an integral part in the greater growth and development of San Antonio. He leverages his background in engineering and technology to create innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives, establish strategic partnerships, and expand Geekdom’s impact throughout the city. After growing up close to Detroit and Flint, where he watched much degradation take place, he is energized to put forth his best efforts to be a part of building up the place he now calls home. Charles also served in the United States Air Force for 8 years focused on the collection and communication of intelligence and training as an Airborne Korean Linguist, completing his duty as Staff Sergeant.

Charles lives in Texas and is a devoted father to his two phenomenal daughters, Penelope and Amelia. In his free time, Charles enjoys traveling and hiking around the country to places such as the Olympic, Grand Canyon, Teton, Acadia and to his favorite so far, Zion.

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