Marlin Woods is Executive Chairman of BenefitsPLUS, an advisory board of professional healthcare & benefits decision-makers assembled to discover health & welfare benefits innovations, products, and services for procurement opportunities. Mr. Woods is the author of the book "Courting the Employ(H)er: A Business-To-Business Romance". His book debuted as a #1 Best Seller in the Insurance class of Amazon in 2015. Mr. Woods has over 20 years of sales leadership experience and is a national public speaker on sales behavior and motivational messaging. Mr. Woods occupies seats on several local and national boards, including the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, and is Chair of the Board's Executive Leadership Committee. He is President of the Advisory Board of the National Workplace Benefits Association. Appointed Commissioner of the Allegheny County Human Relations Commission. Also serves on the board of Governors of the Rivers Club, a private athletic and executive club in Pittsburgh, and recently has been added to the new Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute Advisory Board. Mr. Woods has a driving burden for African American mentorship and is Founder of the "Empower Me" Summit, an annual speaker series of African Americans leaders of the Pittsburgh region to share a platform for divided silos to collaborate, educate, and inspire an expansion of community support.